Sport, in its many forms, is an important part of British heritage and our family histories are littered with amateur and professional sporting references. As people moved from country to town, sport became fashionable and organised, and our ancestors left us with records of their sporting deeds. Read example case studies, find out how to begin your own research and learn what resources are available to help you progress. This is the essential guide for those wanting to explore what part sport has played in their national and family history.
In this new e-book Keith Gregson explores the life of Howard Marshall, a Lion, Barbarian and England International rugby half back.
While carrying out the research, Keith became convinced that this young man was pioneering in his rugby playing. If this is correct, the work ought to encourage discussion on the nature of back/team play in rugby in the years prior to 'the Great Divide' and the birth of what is now known as rugby league.
Gary Lineker OBE holds the record as England's top goal scorer in the FIFA World Cup Finals with 10 goals. He is England's second highest goal scorer of all time and was a renowned 'goal-poacher'. He is now a well-known TV personality working with the BBC and other media organisations. We take a look at his family history and discover he's not the only 'poacher' in the family...