Skip to main content

Brailsford, Dennis 1925-

BRAILSFORD, Dennis 1925-


Born November 18, 1925, in Mansfield, Nottingham, England. Education: Cambridge University, M.A., 1953; University of Southampton, Ph.D., 1966.


Agent—c/o Author Mail, Lutterworth Press, P.O. Box 60, Cambridge CB1 2NT, England.


Historian and author. North Worcestershire College, Worchestershire, England, former director; University of Birmingham, honorary research fellow. National Association of Citizens' Advice Bureau, England), chair, 1972-77.


Sport and Society: Elizabeth to Ann, Routledge and Kegan Paul (London, England), 1969.

Bareknuckles: A Social History of Prize-fighting, Lutterworth Press (Cambridge, England), 1988.

Sport, Time, and Society: The British at Play, Routledge (New York, NY), 1991.

British Sport: A Society History, Barnes and Noble (Lanham, MD), 1992, revised edition, Lutterworth Press (Cambridge, England), 1992.

A Taste for Diversions: Sport in Georgian England, Lutterworth Press (Cambridge, England), 1999.

Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals.



Lutterworth Press Web site, (November 16, 2003).

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Brailsford, Dennis 1925-." Contemporary Authors. . 20 Apr. 2019 <>.

"Brailsford, Dennis 1925-." Contemporary Authors. . (April 20, 2019).

"Brailsford, Dennis 1925-." Contemporary Authors. . Retrieved April 20, 2019 from

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

The Chicago Manual of Style

American Psychological Association

  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.