Britain has a proud Olympic tradition. Since the revival of the modern Games in 1896, Britain is one of few nations to have sent competitors to every summer Olympics, and this year London has the distinction of being the first …
Professor Kevin Jefferys
Kevin Jefferys is Professor of Contemporary History at Plymouth University. His publications include The Churchill Coalition and Wartime Politics 1940-1945 (1991), Anthony Crosland (1999), Finest and Darkest Hours: The Decisive Events in British Politics from Churchill to Blair (2002), and Politics and the People: A History of British Democracy since 1918 (2007). His latest book, Sport and Politics in Modern Britain: The Road to 2012, is published in July 2012.
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