Sport

Roger Hudson explains why the great cricketer W.G. Grace embraced Indian headwear for a day.

Knees up, knees up…head the ball
Nervous energy makes him tick. He’s a health fanatic ... he...

Robert Colls rises to the challenge of arguing the case for sports history as a serious academic subject, digging deep into its beginnings in the 1960s and winning with a wealth of scholarly works and skilled rhetoric.

World Cup fever seems to have been with us since modern sport began. In Britain, it always hasn't been the case.

West Germany take home the trophy for the first time.

West Germany take home the trophy for the first time.

When West Germany won the competition for the first time in 1954 they were the unfancied representatives of a divided nation emerging from defeat and humiliation, says Paul Legg.

W.H. Chaloner describes the eventful and varied life of a sometime steam engine manufacturer, champion boxer, and, in later life, firefighter.

A fashionable parade and a scene of sporting contests, St James’s Park was first enclosed by Henry VIII. Marjorie Sykes describes the history of the park, including how James I kept a menagerie and aviary there, to which Charles II added pelicans.

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