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Sport and the Physical Emancipation of English Women: 1870-1914

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The nineteenth century was a golden age in British sports. Not only were sports immensely popular, but they began to assume the forms and qualities that still characterise them today. Moreover, the latter part of the century saw a significant participation in sports by women, and this book provides the first overall examination of this early development and the social changes that it helped to bring about. Since women's entry into sports was chiefly a consequence of the campaign for better female education, the book begins ...

Sport and the Physical Emancipation of English Women: 1870-1914 2015, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138982802

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