More Than a Game

More Than a Game: A History of How Sport Made Britain

Paperback Published on: 06/06/2024
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Synopsis

The remarkable stories of how sport shaped the British people.

The history of Britain is inseparable from our love affair with sport. Many of our most dramatic social shifts have played out in sporting arenas: cricket and class mobility, rugby and regional rivalry, tennis and gender equality, golf and battles for land, boxing and race-relations. The sporting theatre has even accelerated radical change via heroes including independence fighters, suffragettes and Jewish bare-knuckle boxers crashing the established order. From jousting between kingdoms to the rise of the Commonwealth Games at the end of the imperial era, More Than a Game is the fascinating account of the games, players and audiences that have defined Britain's past.

  • Publisher: John Murray Press
  • ISBN: 9781529363289
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 240g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 24 mm

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