Football Ban of 1314 (2/6)

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After receiving several complaints from the merchants of London as to the wild behaviour of those who played football, Edward II made a rather controversial move to outright ban the sport in its entirety. While the ban was never upheld outside of London, it was technically country-wide. Can you imagine that? An England without football – such a thought seems impossible today! Considered one of the worst monarchs in English history, the decision to ban football was just one of many disastrous choices made across Edward’s reign.

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