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Dennis Brailsford studied at the University of Cambridge where he received a Master of Arts degree in 1953.
Hartley Library B12, University Rd, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom
Dennis Brailsford obtained a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Southampton in 1966.
(Bareknuckle fighting was one of the first organized spect...)
Bareknuckle fighting was one of the first organized spectator sports and the first to boast a World Championship. Yet paradoxically throughout its history, it was illegal. Dennis Brailsford was the first historian to describe the entire history of bareknuckle fighting from the Regency period until its decline in the early years of this century.
(A primary text providing an overview of British sporting ...)
A primary text providing an overview of British sporting development has become increasingly necessary for the general reader as well as the growing number of students studying Sport and Physical Education courses at school, college and university. Due to his work over many years on sport in pre-industrial society, Dennis Brailsford was perhaps the only specialist in the field who could tackle this sort of survey, and the present volume covers the whole history of British sport, from the Middle Ages to the present day.
(The Battle of Waterloo, it was said, was won on the playi...)
The Battle of Waterloo, it was said, was won on the playing fields of Eton. In his new book, Dennis Brailsford explores how this can have been so. Here the acclaimed author of serious sporting history takes the first scholarly look at English sport from 1775 to 1815.
(This volume traces the rise and transformation of organiz...)
This volume traces the rise and transformation of organized sport and its impact on social patterns and gender roles. Stressing the essential continuity of the sporting experience, the author shows the changing tempo of sport through the ages and explores the broader effects of the time element on the nature and style of sporting activities.
Dennis Brailsford studied at the University of Cambridge, where he received a Master of Arts degree in 1953. Also, he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Southampton in 1966.
Dennis Brailsford acted as director at North East Worcestershire College (former Shenstone College). Also, he was an honorary research fellow at the University of Birmingham. Moreover, he served as chairman of the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux between 1972 and 1977 and held the post of vice-chairman of the British Society of Sports History. In his late years, he worked and lived in Weymouth. He frequently visited and lectured in North America and Europe and made broadcasts on BBC Radio.
As the author, Dennis wrote his first book, Sport and Society: Elizabeth to Ann, in 1969. His second writing, Bareknuckles: A Social History of Prize Fighting, came out in 1988. One of his last books, Sport, Time and Society (RLE Sports Studies): The British at Play, was published in 2014. Besides, he was a contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals.
(A primary text providing an overview of British sporting ...)1992
(This volume traces the rise and transformation of organiz...)2014
(Bareknuckle fighting was one of the first organized spect...)1988
(The Battle of Waterloo, it was said, was won on the playi...)1999
Dennis Brailsford was a member of the North American Society for Sport History.
There is no information about Dennis Brailsford's private life.