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228 pages
8 x 5 inches
University of Exeter Press
Paperback (October 1983)
ISBN-13 9780859891349
ISBN-10 0859891348
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Cultural Studies
Sport, Hobbies, Collecting
Early British Swimming 55 BC-AD 1719
by Nicholas Orme
In 1857 Everard Digby, an extrovert Cambridge scholar, published the first scientific treatise on swimming - and one of the first on any modern sport. Six months later he was expelled from his college, show more
   about the author

Nicholas Orme is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. His previous works included English Schools in the Middle ages (Methuen, 1973) and Education in the West of England (University show more
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1. From the Romans to the Vikings

2. The Middle Ages, 1066-1500

3. The Sixteenth Century

4. Everard Digby and his 'Art of Swimming'

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