Medieval Pilgrimages
Middle Ages

What is Bear Baiting of medieval times?

Answer

Wiki User
09/10/2009

Bear baiting was a repugnant form of blood sport: a bear would be chained to a post in the ring, still able to move, but not escape, and dogs would be set on the animal. Spectators would bet on whether it would be the dogs or the bear that would survive the vicious fight that ensued.