They Run with Surprising Swiftness: The Women Athletes of Early Modern Britain
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About the Author
Peter Radford is an Olympic medallist and world record holder, Professor at the University of Glasgow and Brunel University, and author of The Celebrated Captain Barclay: Sport, Money and Fame in Regency Britain.
A pioneering book based on original and painstaking scholarship. The sheer weight of the research and its meticulously written details will challenge preconceived popular and academic notions about the role and status of women in early modern British society. The book will not only be of interest to sports historians but will also provide fresh insights for scholars of women's history and early modern history in general. Radford is a leading authority on this subject for this time period. This is a labor of love.--Neil Carter, De Montfort University, Leicester, author of Cycling and the British: A Modern History