The First Ever English Olimpick Games

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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 ...

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The First Ever English Olimpick Games
2005, Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN-13: 9780340862834

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The First Ever English Olimpick Games
2004, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

ISBN-13: 9780340862742

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