• An Age of Speed 

      Williams, Jean (Book chapter)
      This chapter looks at the rise of motor sport in Britain, particularly the advent of the Brooklands racing 'set' before World War One and revival during peacetime. Early feamel racing motorists such as Dorothy Levitt, of ...
    • Frisky and Bitchy: Unlikely British Olympic Heroes? 

      Williams, Jean (Article)
      This article begins with a brief biographical overview of the career of bridge player and writer Rixi Markus (1910–1992). To a lesser extent, it gives an account of her sometime partner Fritzi Gordon (1916–1992). Questions ...
    • 'The hefty Hebrew': Boxing and British-Jewish Identity, 1890–1960 

      Dee, David Gareth (Article)
      Between the late 1890s and early 1950s, British boxing was dominated by Jews of Russian and Eastern European migrant origin. In a wider sense, an analysis of boxing can add to our understanding of broader social changes ...