London 1908

For better or worse, the 2012 Olympics are almost upon us. Those Edwardian scholars who are not glued to the feats of present-day runners, jumpers and freewheeling divers may be tempted to turn their minds back to London’s first bite of the Olympic apple in 1908. A selection of images from the 1908 games – in which just thirty-seven women took part – can be found on the official Olympic website.

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