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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).



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


Art of Defense with Broadsword and Saber






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



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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