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By J.A. Mangan,J. A. Mangan

In a time of remarkable political and fiscal transformation, the center periods of Victorian and Edwardian England turned crucial avid gamers in a brand new social order. Nowhere did their tradition, values and identification achieve clearer expression than of their activities, and their effect continues to be felt within the approach we organise, play and consider game at the present time.


A Sport-Loving Society provides a range of groundbreaking essays from the journals that have outlined recreation historical past during the last 3 a long time. those essays discover the position of the social associations and problems with the Victorian and Edwardian sessions in shaping the activities of the English heart periods, together with:




  • education

  • the emancipation of women

  • religion

  • culture and class

  • diplomacy and war.


Showcasing the paintings of in demand game historians, this publication demonstrates the worth of activity as a motor vehicle for the learn of wider social switch.

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