Win or Kill

Dublin Core

Title

Win or Kill

Subject

armour, assault, baseball, ‘blue-noses’, chivalry, cricket, chain mail, chainmail, crowd, football, games, helmet, knights, lacrosse, mail, medieval attire, padding, pavilion, protective clothing, sport, sportsman, sportsmen, tournament, uniform, visor, war-cry

Description

This article from the Sunday Times in 1907 comments on what the author views as the un-gentlemanly state of sporting ethic in the early twentieth century. It likens the use of padding and helmets in sports such as cricket, baseball and football to medieval suits of armour, and suggests that the increased need for these protective garments is indicative of a return to old medieval methods, whereby ‘the harder you hurt your opponent the louder the plaudits from the pavilion’. ‘Win or kill’, suggests the author, encapsulates the modern attitude to sporting rivalry.

Creator

Anon.

Source

National Library of Australia

Publisher

The Sunday Times

Date

11 August 1907, p.3

Rights

The Sunday Times

Format

Digital Newspaper Article

Language

English

Document Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Digital Newspaper Article

Citation

“Win or Kill,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed September 16, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/517.