chapter  2
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The ideals of the founding father: mythologised, evolved or betrayed?: Lincoln Allison


At Easter, in 1927, among the age-old ruins of Olympia, the Greek Minister of Public Instruction removed the sheeting that covered a monument commemorating the restoration of the Olympic Games. As he honoured me by recalling past events, my thoughts turned to Kingsley and Arnold, and to the chapel at Rugby where the great clergyman rests who was, as I see it, one of the founders of athletic chivalry.