Nigel à Brassard is a London-based freelance sports historian who accepts research and writing commissions.

He has a B.A (Hons) in Modern History from the University of London, King's College. After leaving university he had a career as an international investment banker with Samuel Montagu and Kleinwort Benson based in London, Sydney and New York.  

In 2016 he completed a MA in Sports History and Culture at De Montfort University (awarded a Distinction for his Dissertation).  He has a Certificate in the History of Art from the University of Oxford.  He has completed courses at the Royal Drawing School.  He is currently studying for a Master of Studies in Literature and Arts at the University of Oxford.

He is a member of the British Society of Sports Historians.

Nigel has written for magazines, newspapers, programmes, websites, catalogues etc.  Sports covered include:

  • Archery

  • Chess

  • Cricket

  • Croquet

  • Cycling

  • Field sports (e.g. shooting,
    hunting, fishing and beagling)

  • Football

  • Golf

  • Jousting

  • Mountaineering

  • Olympic Games

  • Polo

  • Rackets

  • Rowing

  • Rugby

  • Swimming 

  • Tennis (e.g. lawn, real and stické)

  • Water polo

  • Winter sports (e.g. skiing, tobogganing)

  • Yachting. 

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