King Of The Gypsies: Memoirs of the Undefeated Bareknuckle Champion of Great Britain and Ireland

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King Of The Gypsies: Memoirs of the Undefeated Bareknuckle Champion of Great Britain and Ireland

King Of The Gypsies: Memoirs of the Undefeated Bareknuckle Champion of Great Britain and Ireland

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By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. That said it does no favours for the Gypsy communities, it tells it like it is, they wonder why they are outcasts its all here.

One other thing that must add is this he fought hundreds of hard bastard men for "honor" but when his daughter had her jaw broken by a local man, he seemingly let that man go "for a point of law", my point would be this if the only fight he had ever had was to avenge the dog that attacked his daughter then That would have been "honorable" , whats the point beating up hundreds of men being the Gypsy King and then doing very little in your own town when your own daughter is attacked? This memoir did not shy away from the violence or the grim realization that competitors and so-named "suicide fighters" would crawl from the woodwork to try to take down a champion or seize a title. Gorman has been cited as the main inspiration for professional wrestler Wade Barrett's finishing move, the Bull Hammer Elbow.I was lucky enough to meet Bartley a few times in the early 90's when I interviewed him for my dissertation on the travelling community. Gorman claimed to remain unbeaten until his retirement in 1992, with his last fight a draw with Graeme O'Laughlan (Kennedy). The majority of pages are undamaged with some creasing or tearing, and pencil underlining of text, but this is minimal. The current lineal heavyweight champion of the world is a chap who dresses like Batman at press conferences and also chooses to live in a mobile home rather than a mansion, or even in a house. Steeped in the tradition of his Irish Traveller ancestry, Bartley Gorman also embraced its dangerous subculture: bareknuckle fighting.

There are shootings, riots, beatings, stabbings, chases by coach and car, every manner of threat, vendettas and blood feuds, and brushes with the law and the mob. In one horrifying chapter, Gorman and his mates are attacked by a huge mob, beaten with pipes and sticks, hacked with broken bottles, and essentially left for dead.

He spent decades taking on all comers in dozens if not hundreds of unsanctioned, illegal, and often no-rules-whatever matches all over England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, and was never defeated -- he won every match but one (a draw) and a few that were broken up by police before a winner could be determined. He reigned as King of the Gypsies for twenty years, beating all comers in illegal contests at fairs and racetracks, down mineshafts and in quarries, on campsites and in car parks.

Braggart, societal leader, and keeper of the culture-the King is a complex man with both a feral intelligence as well as a level of intellectual intelligence that is unexpected. For twenty years, legendary hard man Bartley Gorman reigned supreme in the most brutal of all pursuits: illegal bareknuckle prize fighting.The same goes for those seeking revenge for the slightest infraction or a grudge held on someone else's behalf. All in all this was an excellent book on a culture that has survived, in some way or another, for over a thousand years and shows every sign of surviving for a thousand more. He also found God after seeing too many of his friends and family members die, and his main insight at the end of his own life was that love eventually conquers hate. 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Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde Islands, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, European Union, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gabon Republic, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Niue, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of Croatia, Republic of the Congo, Reunion, Romania, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City State, Venezuela, Virgin Islands (U.

Read more about the condition Very Good: A book that has been read and does not look new, but is in excellent condition.

No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins. You'll notice that I didn't say "the history of the sport," because, while BKB is now back as a sanctioned combat sport in Britain and America, Gypsies such as Gorman do not necessarily fight for money, but for pride -- and to settle feuds amongst themselves.



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