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6 edition of The Victorians and Sport found in the catalog.

The Victorians and Sport

by Mike Huggins

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  • 14 Currently reading

Published by Hambledon & London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • British & Irish history: c 1700 to c 1900,
  • Social History,
  • Sports & Outdoor Recreation,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • History - General History,
  • History: World,
  • England,
  • Europe - Great Britain - General,
  • History

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages318
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9793966M
    ISBN 101852855371
    ISBN 109781852855376

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The Victorians and Sport by Mike Huggins Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Victorians and Sport is a highly readable account of the role sport played in both Victorian Britain and its empire. Major sports attracted mass followings and were widely reported in the press.

Great sporting celebrities, such as the cricketer Dr W.G. Grace, were the best-known people in the country, and sporting rivalries provoked strong loyalties and passionate by:   The shape of the title is an accurate depiction of the narrative form of the book: it prioritises the Victorians.

That is, the focus is on the agents of sport experience, not the structures of sport practice/5. The Victorians and Sport is a highly readable account of the role sport played in both Victorian Britain and its empire.

Major sports attracted mass followings and were widely reported in the press. Great sporting celebrities, such as the cricketer Dr W.G. Grace, were the best-known people in the country, and sporting rivalries provoked strong loyalties and passionate emotions. A comprehensive history of sport in 19th-century Britain, with the early history of many sports that are now international.

Rating: (not The Victorians and Sport book rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. “Huggins's great strength in this book is to bring order to detail. He shows us sport through social class, as well as its importance to the individual in a methodical and generally satisfying manner many more should gain a valuable sense of how their chosen specialty fits The Victorians and Sport will make.

The Victorians and Sport is a highly readable account of the role sport played in both Victorian Britain and its empire.

Major sports attracted mass followings and were widely reported in the press. Great sporting celebrities, such as the cricketer Dr W.G. Grace, were the best-known people in the country, and sporting rivalries provoked strong loyalties and passionate : Mike Huggins. Books; Victorian Sports.

For hundreds of years previous to the Victorian Era many people in Britain and indeed other parts of the world would take part and enjoy a number of sports that we still play to this very day.

The problem came that many people up and down the country were playing the sports by different rules and this was now becoming a. Andrew Norman Wilson wrote a book Eminent Victorians and so did Lytton Strachey, but in the early s, thereby confirming Strachey as an Eminent Victorian himself.

However Wilson's prose makes for an eminently more readable work, and in this panoramic study of the Victorian period he describes practically every single Victorian and historical event of the period worthy of by: 5.

The most popular sports in Britain during the Victorian Age were soccer, rugby, boxing, rowing, horse racing, cricket, and athletics or track and field.

Before the Victorian Age sports were unorganized and not similar to the sports played today. See full transcript. Getting Started with Prezi Video for Teachers. Summary: "The Victorians and Sport is an account of the role sport played in both Victorian Britain and its empire.

Major sports attracted mass followings and were widely reported in the press. The Victorians and Sport is a highly readable account of the role sport played in both Victorian Britain and its empire. Major sports attracted mass followings and were widely reported in the press.

Great sporting celebrities, such as the cricketer Dr W.G. Grace, were the best-known people in the country, and sporting rivalries provoked strong Pages: If you only ever read one book on the Victorians, this is the one to read. Wilson doesn't invent anything new; the categories are familiar.

We start with the bad old England that Victoria inherited, work our way through the Chartists, Peel and the Corn Laws, the terrible 40s, the Italian influence, doubt, Mesmerism, Albert, the Great Exhibition, the Reform Bills, the Crimean War, Afghanistan /5.

Our pictorial books and quirky miscellanies offer a unique insight into the histories of specific teams while our fun and irreverent Never Mind series are the ultimate quiz books for rugby and footy fans of all ages.

For those interested in the other sports we can offer titles on speedway, rugby league, show jumping, darts, hurling and much. Sport used to be a brutal, lawless affair frowned upon by the middle classes, but the Victorians changed all that. Alex Perry provides the post-match analysis.

The Victorians by Jacob Rees-Mogg review – history as manifesto Confidence and moral purpose made Britain great, argues this poorly written book, designed to.

Sport and the press during the Victorian era were mutually beneficial and became inextricably linked as the period progressed. The press played a key role in facilitating the ‘sporting revolution’ during the final third of the nineteenth century whilst sport provided publications with content that could enable them to enhance their readership.

Probably the best chapter in the book is the one which deals with cricket and which outlines how it emerged as the most important sport in Westmeath in the later Victorian period. The analysis of who played the game not merely challenges perceptions on supposed elitist (and anti-national) sports but destroys those perceptions.

The physical legacy of the Victorians is all around us. We walk their city streets, rush through the railway stations they engineered, and live in the houses they built. They shaped our world, and it shapes us. We take it for granted. But the paintings of the time provide a striking insight into Victorian social history.

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Sports Day in the Victorian era Nowadays, School Sports are held in April and can be, just occasionally, on the rainy or even the chilly side.

The first School Sports I have been able to find any information about took place over two days, well over a hundred years ago and not in April. Victorian Athletes The images below were scanned from our private collection of antique ephemera.

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Many believe that rugby was born in when William Webb Ellis "with fine disregard for the rules of football (soccer) as played in his time, first took the ball in his arms and ran with it, thus originating the distinctive feature of the Rugby game".The Victorian era saw the introduction and development of many modern sports.

Often originating in the public schools, they exemplified new ideals of manliness. [64] Cricket, [65] cycling, croquet, horse-riding, and many water activities are examples of some of the popular sports in the Victorian ed by: Edwardian era.