General

  • Thomas Hughes on the value of team sports in secondary education
  • "Let the remembrance of it take care of itself" — Thomas Hughes on the transience of athletic fame
  • Bathing (i.e. swimming)

  • Passing the Swimming Test at Eton (image)
  • Victorian bathing machine (image)
  • Learning to swim (image)
  • Bicycling

  • [Woman's cycling outfit (Punch)]
  • The Line of Beauty (Punch)
  • Happy Thought
  • New Regulations for the safety of bicyclists. A man with red flag must precede all horsemen (Punch)
  • Boxing

  • John "Gentleman" Jackson's monument in Brompton Cemetery
  • Thomas Sayers, bare-knuckle boxer
  • Cricket

  • The Eton-Harrow Cricket Match (image)
  • The Cricket Fields at Eton (image)
  • Waiting for His Innings (sculpture)
  • Grand Cricket Match at Brighton, 1844
  • The professional
  • Fishing

  • Fishing punt and fly fishing
  • Fishing for gudgeon from a punt (H. R. Robertson)
  • Dibbing for Chubb (H. R. Robertson)
  • How very kind (Punch
  • Mr. Bill Pothunter having permission for “One day only” — determines to improve the occasion (Punch)
  • Fly-dressing in the holidays (Punch)
  • Thames Fishing (John Leech)
  • Our friend Briggs contemplates a Day's Fishing (John Leech)
  • Mr Briggs starts on his fishing expedition (John Leech)
  • [Mr Briggs fishing in the rain] (John Leech)
  • Minnow caught by Mr. Briggs; exact size of life (John Leech)
  • Mr Briggs has another day's fishing (John Leech)
  • The triumphant success of Mr. Briggs (John Leech)
  • Mr. Briggs, anxious to become a “complete angler,” studies the “Gentle Art” of Fly-fishing (John Leech)
  • The Pike is a Voracious fish, and bites very readily in the winter months (John Leech)
  • Angling in the Serpentine — Saturday, P.M. (John Leech)
  • Bottom Fishing (John Leech)
  • An Enthusiastic Fisherman (John Leech)
  • Football

  • The Wall Game (image)
  • Rugby 1899
  • Golf

  • Harry Vardon
  • Horse racing

  • Derby Day by William Powell Frith
  • Kingston, Winner of the Goodwood Cup, 1842
  • Pony-Races on Blackheath
  • Horse riding

  • [Riding in Hyde Park] (image)
  • Hunting

  • Shooting an Otter
  • Flight Shooting
  • Approaching the fowl with stalking-horse
  • Shooting with the stalking-horse
  • Hunting with the stalking-horse
  • The stalking-horse in Shakespeare and other authors
  • Moor-hen shooting
  • Mountain climbing

  • Sir Leslie Stephen and Alpine Mountaineering: A New Sport
  • Sir Leslie Stephen and Alpine Mountaineering: A Companionable Pursuit
  • Punting (see Oxford and fishing)

  • Woman punting (1) (Mortimer Menpes)
  • Woman punting (2) (Mortimer Menpes)
  • Rowing and paddling for leisure

  • Man paddling (Mortimer Menpes)
  • Woman paddling (Mortimer Menpes)
  • The Gentle Craft (John leech)
  • Competitive rowing

  • Racing boat, single oarsman
  • The Eight-oared cutter
  • The Thames Wherry
  • Henley-on-Thames: the Regatta Course (I)
  • Henley-on-Thames: the Regatta Course (II)
  • The Captain of the Boats at Eton (image)
  • [The Victorious Boat] at Eton (image)
  • The Rowers (sculpture)
  • Manchester Regatta, 1844
  • Rugby

  • Sculpture (Ruby Levick)
  • The Ardor and the Joy of a Game at Foot-Ball (Fred Barnard)
  • Skiing

    Tennis

  • Hygienic Exercise Punch
  • Track and field

    Bibliography

  • Games in Victorian Literature: A Bibliography

  • Victorianism Overview Victorian History

    Last modified 26 October 2014