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Early British Swimming 55BC-AD1719


In 1857 Everard Digby published the first scientific treatise on swimming – and one of the first on any modern sport. Nicholas Orme rehabilitates Digby as a pioneer of the history of sport. The book opens with a history of swimming in Britain from the Romans to the sixteenth century, which is followed by an account of Digby’s life and work.





Paperback    £20.00
9780859891349 | Published: 1983
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