Monthly Archives: June 2016

Britannia ruled the waves

or, how the Royal Navy shaped the modern world An extract from ‘Jack’s War’, a family story To understand Britain’s history you first need to know a little about the Royal Navy, because it shaped not only modern Britain but … Continue reading

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Ladies, behind closed doors

Extract from ‘Rugger Shorts:┬áreflections on the amateur game What may surprise is not that women play rugby, but that they have done so since the 19th century, albeit with little publicity and not much encouragement. The secretive nature of the … Continue reading

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‘Not a rugby man’

Extract from ‘Rugger Shorts’: reflections on the amateur game The late archivist of Radley College, Tony Money once a boy at the college in the 1930s, served during World War Two as an officer in the Buffs (Royal East Kent … Continue reading

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