Gloriana 05

Egad, more sword-fighting!

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For anyone interested, here’s commentary regarding the evolution from mediaeval broadsword to the rapier. Also, some remarks about fencing with two swords—’dual-wielding’.

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Gloriana 04

Five centuries before Marvel decided to replace Tony Stark with a teenaged girl as Iron Man, here is Lady Elizabeth Tudor swashbuckling with the big boys.

Back in 16th-century England, there existed a martial-arts guild known as the “The Corporation of Masters of the Noble Science of Defence”, or the “Company of Masters”. Who is to say whether they admitted girls into their school?

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Swordplay! En garde! Thrust! Parry, thrust! Shift-ball-change, shift-ball-change, back-step!

Three boys against one girl hardly seems fair. Let’s see if she’s able to hold her own…

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Here it is, the first page of Gloriana. I’ll post Page 2 when I finish it—after a few pages I’ll hopefully settle in to a regular schedule. By the way, there is a little ‘subscribe’ thingy further down the page. If you click on it you’ll receive an e-mail every time a new post goes up. Thanks for stopping by. And now…

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