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Jeu de crosse, 1372

Jeune Français jouant à la crosse (French boy playing crosse), Barthélemey l'Anglais (Barthélemy de Glanville), Le Livre des Proprietés des Choses, (also Le Proprietaire des Choses), 1372

Translated from Latin by Jehan Corbichon at the behest of King Charles of France (1338 - 1380).

The image was used to illustrate Jeunesse (Youth), the schoolboy shown with a crosse and ball, the ball game associated with his age group. The shape and weight of the clubhead permitted long elevated drives of the large wooden ball.

Bibliothèque Nationale (ms. French 22532, folio 84), Paris, France

 Golf though the ages by Michael Flannery, page 51. January 2004