'Pageantry of Sport from The Age of Chivalry to The Age of Victoria'

Playing fields and players the world over, from the age of chivalry to similarly courtly Victorian times.

The 144-contemporary drawings, engravings and paintings and 16 colour plates are bolstered with selections from such notables as Twain, Fielding and Dickens.

Arlott, a broadcaster, writes a long introduction to the sports which include angling, cock-fighting, football, gaming, and racing.

Daley, a New York Times sportswriter, writes on the evolution of sports in the United States.

John Arlott

Hawthorn Books

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