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Being a collection of multiple works the utility of this book is in the comparisons. The martial heritage of Scotland and its legendary swordsmen have captured the imagination heritage of Scotland and its legendary swordsmen have captured the imagination readers worldwide for centuries Likewise enthusiasts of swordsmanship have cherished classic Scottish fencing treatises by those such as William Hope and Donald McBane However up until now a number
of obscure Scottish treatises on the use of the sword have evaded the notice of authors scholars and researchers obscure Scottish treatises on the use of the sword have evaded the notice of authors scholars and researchers here are five such texts now published again for the first time in than authors scholars and researchers Presented here are five such texts now published again for the first time in than centuries They include I Examination Vindication of the Highlander's Manner of Attacking and Fighting the Enemy in a Day of Action Though not a fencing text this is an uniue early eighteenth century manuscript on battlefield techniues that has never before been published and is now presented here with the permission of the Royal Library at Windsor Castle Authored by an anonymous Highland veteran it includes a spirited efense of the native manner of fighting and provides new insight into the use of the targe uring the period of the.
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Explores The Life Andthe life and of Donald McAlpine a soldier from the associated fencing guides. Explores the life and career of Donald McAlpine a soldier from and officer in the famed ueens Rangers an early Special Operations unit who taught the use of the back sword in Boston uring the American War of Independence His student sketched what is currently the earliest known illustration of fencing techniue in the American colonies The full original page containing the illustration of McAlpine's instruction is faithfully reproduced herein for the first time ever CONTENTS Acknowledgments I Introduction and Notes by Paul Macdonald II Examination Vindication of the Highlanders' Manner of Attacking and Fighting the Enemy in a Day of Action III John Ferdinand by "Ben Miller IV The Sword's Man By "Miller IV The Sword's Man by Ferdinand V Hary Fergusson by Ben Miller VI A Dictionary Explaining the Terms Guards and Positions Used in the Art of the Small Sword by Hary Fergusson VII Sholto Douglas Sorlie by Ben Miller VIII A Treatise on the New Sword Exercise by Sholto Douglas Sorlie IX Donald McAlpine by Ben Miller About the Contributo. ,
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And variety The biographical content adds context that found both uite enjoyable to. Great Jacobite conflicts II The Sword's Man; Containing a Series of on the Use of the Sword This treatise authored in 1788 by Edinburgh fencing instructor John Ferdinand contains instruction in the use of the most popular side arms of the period the broadsword small sword and spadroon III A Dictionary Explaining the Terms Guards and Positions Used in the Art of the Small Sword This useful and interesting glossary on the art of fencing is embedded with numerous instructions and was written by Hary Fergusson a and interesting glossary on the art of fencing is embedded with numerous instructions and was written by Hary Fergusson a of Aberdeenshire who taught fencing in Edinburgh and North America uring the 1760s and 1770s IV A Treatise on the New Sword Exercise This treatise on the use of the cavalry saber was first published in 1797 shortly after the widespread adoption of the 1796 pattern cavalry sword Its author was Sholto Douglas Sorlie a native of Edinburgh Sergeant in the 7th ueen's Own Light Dragoons and later a veteran of Salamanca Vittoria Pyrennees Navelle Orthes and the Peninsular War V This final chapter. ,