Rowing in Britain - Shire Library 717 (Paperback)
  • Rowing in Britain - Shire Library 717 (Paperback)

Rowing in Britain - Shire Library 717 (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 19/06/2012
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Boat races and regattas are mainstays of the British summer - but where did these races originate and how have they become so important a part of our culture? Historian, writer and novice sculler Julie Summers here explains the history of British rowing as a competitive sport from the early nineteenth century to the present day. She then profiles the three most famous rowing events: the Boat Race, rowed on the incoming tide from Putney to Mortlake in spring; Henley Royal Regatta, which takes place on the first weekend of July; and the Olympic Games, which have yielded some of the greatest British Olympians of all time, including Sir Steve Redgrave, Sir Matthew Pinsent and Jack Beresford.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780747812111

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