The Swordsman’s Journey – an interview with Maestro Paolo Cazzato

Join us for an eye opening ramble through a world of duelling, hi-jinks and challenging morality with Italy’s oldest practicing fencing master. An interview with Maestro Paolo Cazzato is a fascinating insight into the world of fencing in the early 20th century. If you watched our ten part YouTube mini-series on Achille Marozzo’s Spada a …

Lockdown viewing: Romeo & Juliet at The Globe Theatre

Watch Romeo & Juliet being performed at The Globe Theatre, a reconstruction of the Elizabethan playhouse for which William Shakespeare wrote his plays in the London Borough of Southwark, tomorrow for free! (Follow the link below) Read more about William Shakespeare’s connection to the world of historical fencing in London, and what this particular play …

A Sword Wounds Compendium

The 18th century French surgeon Hughes Ravaton gives us a fascinating insight into sword wounds, and what it tells us about the use of such weapons as well as the swordsmans thought process when selecting his opening. Very Perilous: A sword wounds compendium by the surgeon Ravaton

Happy Easter everyone!

Have you ever wondered about the bizarre beasties in medieval marginalia? Amongst the most violent (and heavily armed, oddly enough) are the infamous rabbits. Here is Katja Hammond’s take on these. To see more of her brilliant work, look up her popular HEMA webcomic at