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1848

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The most celebrated and widespread of the 19th-c. European revolutions proved also a crucial turning point in the Italian Risorgimento. Beginning with an insurrection in Palermo in January,...

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Cambridge Rules

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The codification of the laws of the game of football (soccer), initially in 1848 and revised in the mid 1850s, and then articulated in the Cambridge University rules, drawn up by a...

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Tom Cribb

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

(1781–1848) A British boxer who became prize champion of England in 1809, and retired in 1822. His fights with Tom Molineux, a black American freed from slavery in Virginia who had arrived...

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Channel swimming

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The act of swimming the English Channel, the strip of water separating England and France (in France, La Manche). The idea of crossing a channel is not of course exclusive to this strip of...

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W. G. Grace

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — British History.

(1848–1915).

Grace was probably the greatest sporting hero of late Victorian and Edwardian Britain, his bulky form and black beard instantly recognizable. He was by profession a...

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football

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — British History.

Medieval football was extremely violent, akin to modern hooliganism. Repeated attempts were made by the authorities to suppress it as dangerous, disruptive, and a diversion from archery...

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