129. Cricket

129. Cricket

By Goalhanger Podcasts

The Rest Is History

Thursday, 9 December

How did a game played by peasants in the English countryside as early as the 17th century evolve into one of the most popular sports in the world? Jon Hotten, author of 'The Meaning of Cricket', joins Tom and Dominic to discuss the origins of the game, its Victorian transformation and the inextricable link with Empire.


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