7pm to 8pm

This talk is on sword and buckler combat, recorded in the famous Royal Armouries MS i.33. Despite the relative absence of the buckler in modern portrayals of the period, it was a popular choice of martial object for a variety of reasons. But who were the people who used these weapons, and how did society perceive them? Rather than a focus on the intricacies of the combat itself, this talk covers evidence relating to wider perceptions of those who engaged in buckler play in 14th century England and the ways in which these perceptions could be used in artistic works of the period.

Craig Hambling is a BADC Teacher and Fight Director, with a background in historical interpretation. He is currently writing his PhD thesis on the relationship between martial education and the senses in 13th and 14th century Europe, with the hope of better understanding the nuances of how medieval perspectives on existence were shaped by the experience of learning to fight.

WHO IS IT FOR?
Anyone with an interest in historical swordplay

WHAT IS IT?
A lecture and discussion 

WHAT DO YOU NEED?
Lap top to receive the live online course

OUTCOME?
You will be more knowledgable about the earliest known surviving European fechtbuch

Please note the contents of this live streaming workshop are subject to copyright, do not attempt to record.

VENUE

In your own home

PRICING STRUCTURE

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