This five volume set is a comprehensive collection of primary sources on sports in the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. At the beginning of the period few sports were regulated, but by the outbreak of the First World War organized sports had become an integral part of British cultural, social and economic life. Specialist Martin Polley has collected articles from a wide range of journals including qBlackwood's Magazine, qq Nineteenth Century, q qFortnightly Reviewq and qContemporary Review, q all of which reveal changing middle-class attitudes to sports. The five volumes cover the varieties of sports being promoted, sports and education, commercial and financial aspects, sports and animals and the globalization of sports through empire.No one can make money by horse-racing. It is the sport of rich ... This would cover all football coupon betting, and the promoters of the Ready Money Football Betting Bill would be well advised to concentrate on Lord Newtona#39;s Bill. F.ven if theanbsp;...
|Title||:||The History of Sport in Britain, 1880-1914: Sport and money|
|Publisher||:||Taylor & Francis - 2004|