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Land of Sport and Glory: Sport and British Society, 1887-1910

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A history of the effloresence of British sport in its late Victorian and Edwardian golden age. Focusing on the human dimension of sporting history, the author explores the personalities and events of this pivotal era when Britain was leading the world into its greatest modern obsession. Sporting values, like other aspects of Victorian and Edwardian ideology, faced the ...more
Unknown Binding, 287 pages
Published May 24th 2011 by Manchester University Press (first published January 1st 1995)
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Sir Derek Birley was an English educator and writer who had a strong interest in sport, especially cricket.

He was educated at grammar school in Hemsworth, West Yorkshire, and at Queens' College, Cambridge University.
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