A Potted History of Association Football in England looks at the potential origins of the game, and summarises medieval forms such as “mob football”, before tracking it through public schools and universities, onto the establishment of the FA in 1863 and onward to the current day.
Rugby in the 19th Century. Soccer and Rugby both originally came from the same roots. The games in public schools started to diverge in the 19th century, a process which had been completed by the 1870s. This article focuses on the changes which resulted in the game of Rugby.
A Potted History of Cricket in England summarises the various speculations on the origins of the game and covers the game from its first definite reference in the middle of the 16th century all the way through to the current day.