This Sporting Life: Sport and Liberty in England, 1760-1960

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  • ISBN: 0198208332
  • Author: Robert Colls
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Genre: History
  • Date: 27 Aug. 2020
  • Pages: 416
  • Language: English

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Synopsis

Why did killing a fox mean liberty? What did parish revels have to do with the Peterloo Massacre? What did animal cruelty have to do with the English constitution? What did the Factory Acts mean for modern football? In This Sporting Life, Robert Colls explains …