Rowing in Britain, Paperback / softback Book

Rowing in Britain Paperback / softback

Part of the Shire Library series


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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 56 pages, 2 col
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Local history
  • ISBN: 9780747812111



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