After winning the biggest shooting prize in the Empire, Marjorie Foster joined the new pantheon of women making sporting headlines. On the eve of the Second World War, she had a new target in her sights: the War Office.
In the 19th century, servants at Oxford and Cambridge held a biennial boat race that was easily the equal of the students’.
In the decades before the First World War, Polish mountaineering became a form of nationalism for a lowland people.
A history of sport in England hits a six.
Many of the ideas that shape football today were developed in the 1920s by a generation of Hungarian coaches.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s ruling Justice and Development Party has consolidated its power with relentless construction projects, pursued at the expense of Turkey’s cosmopolitan heritage. The country’s historic football stadiums are among the collateral.
Roger Hudson explains why the great cricketer W.G. Grace embraced Indian headwear for a day.
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.
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.
W.H. Chaloner describes the eventful and varied life of a sometime steam engine manufacturer, champion boxer, and, in later life, firefighter.