The resources in this section present information related to the study of the English style of rapier combat.
George Silver: Paradoxes of Defense – by Greg Lindahl
George Silver: Brief Instructions Upon My Paradoxes of Defense – by Greg Lindahl
[Book] English Swordsmanship: The True Fight of George Silver – by Stephen Hand
The London Masters of Defence
The resources in this section provide information about the group known as The Company of Masters of the Noble Science of Defense, a chartered guild, based in London, which offered instruction in many forms of martial arts, including rapier, during the 1500’s and into the 1600’s. This group is relevant for fencers in the East Kingdom because the League of Rapier Academies is loosely based upon this group.
The Schools of Defense in Elizabethan London – by Jay P. Anglin
Renaissance Quarterly, Vol. 37, No. 3 (Autumn, 1984), pp. 393-410: (Journal Article)
This article is available in the JSTOR Database, a scholarly archive of journal articles to which many libraries, primarily academic libraries, subscribe. Talk to a librarian if you need help accessing this resource. Public libraries may be able to obtain this article through Interlibrary Loan. You may also be able to purchase a copy from the publisher.
Prizes of the London Masters of Defense – by Don Dylan ap Maelgwn