Bristol Rovers: The Official History is an up-to-date and definitive historical record of Bristol Rovers Football Club, relating the story of the club from its origins in 1883, through the glory years and tougher times, to where it is today. Emphasis is placed on why the club started, who were the figureheads of the club at various points in its long history, how two World Wars were survived and how the club lived through exile in Bath to return to its home patch. No football club simply starts and no club can be where it is today without a realm of stories, a plethora of anecdotal incidents and a wealth of historically factual information. Stephen Byrne's informative text illustrates how all this came to pass, whilst Mike Jay's carefully constructed seasonal charts add factual weight to the history. Also fully illustrated throughout with over a hundred images.