Overview:The First Ever English Olimpick Games - Quirky and funny, while also being a serious account, this entertaining little paperback takes a historical event, THE FIRST EVER OLIMPICK GAMES, and looks at what it reveals about life in England in the seventeenth century: the history, monarchy, religion and politics. In a delightful manner, Celia Haddon tells the story of an incongruous mix: a Cotswold field and the Olympic Games and so brings history to life in a direct, readable and enjoyable way.The founder of the games, Robert Dover, was a lawyer and 'the Great Inventor and Champion of English Olimpicks'. He had the support of James l who had himself written about suitable, manly sport, partly in answer to the Puritans who thought all games led to sin and sex. From the start Dover's games were a political, as well as a sporting, statement.The Civil War put an end to the games. They were revived by Charles ll and continued into the 19th century when a Victorian Puritan vicar put an end to them on the grounds of licentious behaviour. Today they are still held - but as a shadow of their former glory.
This book is on page /a06b960ac9dc90216ed4e00b41bc8290/book/1603725641-9780340862834. It was written by the following authors: Celia Haddon. Book The First Ever English Olimpick Games, which can be read online, published by the company: Hodder & Stoughton. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Sports Books. The book was published on 2005-08-15 00:00:00. It has 192 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 183 g. File for download The First Ever English Olimpick Games has PDF format and is called the-first-ever-english-olimpick-games.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our topcanal.eu site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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