[Fwd: New books from Royal Armouries]
- Sorry I didn't find it for a while in the bottom
of my mailbox. * Anyone wanting to get in touch with
me before I have time to wade through it all should
place an * before the Subject Line.
I tend to receive more mail than I have time to
deal with. But I DO answer or pass on relevant stuff
when I find it and have time if it is not spam.
Passed on as a somewhat belated service (this time).
I have seen the flyers for it and the images are
So is their new 84 page all colour Medieval History
magazine. Well worth the subscription.
I received my first copy last week. Possibly you can
still subscribe in time to obtain one.
Contact Debbie Wurr below.
Regia should be having a splendid time looking at the
Norse Film and Pageant Society (The Vikings)
representing the Viking Age Combat reenactors. :)
Regia descended from them as the Old Wessex group when
they harped on authenticity a bit too much to suit the
parent group. They certainly do have colorful costumes.
Nevertheless I am sure Regia's new hall and several
ships more than makes up for the chagrin. :)
One bunch has them, one doesn't. A matter of organization
and enthusiasm. No doubt they will feature at some
point not too far off. They regularly do historical
bits for films as it is.
I don't make a cent/penny from the service, which is all
this is. Well, a bit of a laugh thrown in maybe.
For those who don't know what a British pound is,
it is approximately $1.60 or so.
Master Magnus, OL [SCA], Regia.org, Manx, GDH.
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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: New books from Royal Armouries
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2003 11:11:02 +0100
From: Debbie Wurr <Debbie.Wurr@...>
To: "'mmagnusm@...'" <mmagnusm@...>
Royal Armouries Publications 2003
Order before 1 September 2003 and buy both books for £40.00
(plus p+p) - a saving of £6.90!
THE ART OF MEDIEVAL SWORDSMANSHIP
A facsimile and translation of the combat treatise Royal
Armouries MS I.33
Facsimile and translation by Dr Jeffrey Forgeng
Standing as the first of a long line of medieval and
renaissance fighting treatises, Royal Armouries MS I.33
is a beautiful icon of fencing history. Created at the
very end of the thirteenth or earliest years of the
fourteenth century, the manuscript clearly illustrates a
sophisticated martial art using the medieval sword and
buckler. But the manuscript is also an enigma, for the
figures portrayed are ecclesiastical; a scholar and priest!
There is also a woman fencer, Walpurgis, whose presence
sparks keen debate on the role of women in the history of
fencing and martial arts in Europe.
Chivalry Bookshelf and the Royal Armouries have brought
this manuscript to print for the first time in a facsimile
full-color edition, featuring the transcription and
translation by Dr. Jeffrey Forgeng of the Higgins Armory,
64 full colour illustrations, side-by-side translation,
MEDIEVAL SWORD AND SHIELD
The Combat System of Royal Armouries MS I.33
Paul Wagner & Stephen Hand
How did the medieval knight fight with his shield? For
decades reenactors, scholars, tournament combatants and stage
choreographers have puzzled over possible uses of the shield,
extrapolating through experimental archaeology and the
limited pictoral references available.
But there is one German manuscript, Royal Armouries ms. I.33,
that contains a possible key to this puzzle. Illustrated in
sixty-four beautifully watercolored pages, MS I.33 presents a
thorough and sophisticated medieval martial art employing the
sword and small buckler.
Paul Wagner and Stephen Hand, pioneers in the growing
historical martial arts community, have brought their fighting
expertise together with years of research around the tradition
of medieval fighting treatises to bring this system fully to
life through more than three hundred photographs and clear
instructions, enabling anyone to learn the system.
This lavishly created companion to Chivalry Bookshelf and
the Royal Armouries color fascimile of the original manuscript
(ISBN 1891448382) promises to become a key working manual on
historical medieval technique.
276pp + 8pp, color , 300 photographs, paperback l £16.95
Order before 1 September 2003 and buy both books for
£40.00 (plus p+p) - a saving of £6.90!
Postage & packing £3 per book UK and Europe/£5 per book
USA and Rest of World
Publication September 2003
If you would like to reserve your copy in advance of
publication please email post, or fax your order to the
address given below.
Cheques may be dated 1 September 2003. Cheques will not
be cashed nor credit card accounts debited until the books
are ready for despatch.
Please reply via email or to:
Royal Armouries Publications, FREEPOST NEA
12155, Leeds LS10 3YY (UK only)
Debbie Wurr, Royal Armouries Publications, Armouries
Drive, Leeds LS10 ILT, UK
Fax: + 44 113 220 1871