• archery

  • chess

  • cricket

  • croquet

  • cycling

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

  • football

  • golf

  • jousting

  • mountaineering

  • polo

  • rackets

  • rowing

  • rugby

  • swimming 

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

  • water polo

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

  • yachting. 

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.  

Recently 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:

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