Tag: gambling

Race Against Time

The British have always loved to bet on anything and everything. But few ever went the lengths William Douglas, 3rd Earl March and later 4th Duke of Queensbury, did to win bets. Even those who seemed against all odds, like the “Race against Time”. That’s the name given to his most famous bet. Lord March

Gambling Clothes

In the 18th century, gambling became widespread and popular amongst rich men (and women) in England. They would play for hours at gaming clubs, and lose entire fortunes at their tables. At Brooke’s, a club frequented by Charles James Fox, the men wore a sort of gambling uniform. The Whig politician was said to be