Sporting man culture

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Edward VII of the United Kingdom is regarded as a "sporting man"

The sporting man culture involves men leading hedonistic lifestyles that include keeping mistresses as well excessive eating, drinking, smoking, gambling, and big game hunting. It is applied to a large group of middle- and upper-class men in the mid-19th century, most often in Great Britain and the United States. The definition has little to do with actually playing sports. Edward VII and his companion "Sporting Joe" Aylesford are regarded[according to whom?] as practitioners of the sporting man culture.

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  • Lobel, Cindy R. (April 28, 2014). Urban Appetites: Food and Culture in Nineteenth-Century New York. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 9780226128757.


  • Fromkin, David (2008). The King and the Cowboy: Theodore Roosevelt and Edward the Seventh, Secret Partners. New York: Penguin Press.