Lonnergan's backsword manual of 1771

March 2016 Out of This Century

Public domain books are our gateways to the past, representing a wealth of history, culture and knowledge that's often difficult to discover. Of the four guards therein described, the only one recognizable as being intended for any definite purpose, is a " hh guard " somewhat similar to the modern head parry.

Source Guide - Regimental Broadsword - Academy of

Marks, notations and other mainalia present in the orinal volume will appear in this file - a reminder of this book's long journey from the publisher to a library and finally to you. The other three bear a very distant resemblance to " quinte," '* tierce," and " oftave." All that can be gathered concerning the attacks ** ferite " is, that they were delivered on the march.

March 2016 Out of This Century

Full text of "Schools and masters of fence, from the Middle

A public domain book is one that was never subject to copyrht or whose legal copyrht term has expired. All these tricks — for any other word can hardly be applied to modes of attack and defence so utterly contrary to all our principles — were dubbed with quaint, and even fanciful names.

Grappling & Wrestling in Renaissance Fencing

Whether a book is in the public domain may vary country to country. Paradoxe of Defence, wherein is proved the true ground of fht to be in the short auncient weapons, and that the Short Sword hath the advantage of the long sword or long rapier, and the weaknesse and imperfe Sim' of the rapier fht Splayed, Together with an admonition to the noble, ancient, vi Sorious, valiant and most brave nation of Englishmen, to beware of false teachers of defence and how they forsake their own naturall fhts ; with a brief commendation of the noble science or exercising of arms, 8*. Manciolino's text is so much filled up by wise dissertations on the rules of honour and way of picking and deciding quarrels in a gentlemanly manner, that very little aftual " fencing " has found its way into his little work.


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