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Kevin (The Professor)

books on "Noble Science" of fencing. George Silver

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Google book link to the works of George Silver (acclaimed Master of Defense who wrote in England and detested rapiers).

https://play.google.com/books/reader?printsec=frontcover&output=reader&id=olgCAAAAYAAJ&pg=GBS.PA1

 

much useful thinking about movement, timing, speed, etc.

 

Art of Defense with Broadsword and Saber

 

https://play.google.com/books/reader?printsec=frontcover&output=reader&id=olgCAAAAYAAJ&pg=GBS.PA1

 

 

finally,

Schools and Masters of Defense from the Middle Ages until the 18th Century.

https://books.google.com/books?id=XgYHAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=saber+and+backsword&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjKv5qxuLLLAhXJ74MKHQuFAxA4ChDoAQg7MAY#v=onepage&q&f=true

 

this is my personal favorite because it has a great deal of history, as well as information specific to the use of weapons (especially swords, but I haven't finished reading it yet).

 

These are FREE. Have fun.

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Silver was a rather biased man, but his works present a very good overview of the cultural struggles of the time.

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