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"Ancient Swordplay: the Revival of Elizabethan Fencing in Victorian London"

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    "Ancient Swordplay: the Revival of Elizabethan Fencing in Victorian London"



    From the publishers:

    Ancient Swordplay: the Revival of Elizabethan Swordplay in Victorian England
    http://www.freelanceacademypress.com...swordplay.aspx

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    A very thorough historical context for, and commentary about the new book is now available at the Freelancer blog - http://freelanceacademypress.wordpre...ctorian-style/ .

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      #3
      Congratulations!

      Peace favor your sword,
      Kirk

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        #4
        Is this book a historical examination of these two men, a look at their techniques and system of training or a combination of both?

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          #5
          It details a great deal about what they knew and what they did in terms of reviving Elizabethan fencing, but it isn't a technical instructional manual in any sense; more like a social history of the revival.

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            #6
            Several years ago, I saw some Shakespearean stage actors enacting sword fighting scenes from Romeo and Juliet at the Frazier History Museum in Louisville, KY. They went thru it blow by blow, then did it at full speed. It was a very interesting performance.
            Old-school sword fighting is an amazing thing to watch live.

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