Arthur Wharton was the world's first black professional footballer, and the first African to play professional cricket in Yorkshire and Lancashire leagues. Those promoting Empire as an expression of white supremacy found him a supreme irritation, and he eventually died in poverty.

chapter 4|10 pages

Running, athletics and the people

chapter 5|21 pages

'The best team in the world'

chapter 6|11 pages

'Wharton for England'

chapter 9|44 pages

'Lionised' rebel: Lancashire 1896-1902

chapter 11|9 pages

The making of the sportsman