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Must be a couple of years now.
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I do believe it was as a result of it's fearsome reputation!
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Marshal of the Hotspur School of Defence, founder member of the British Federation for Historical Swordplay. Dawn Duellists Society core member. Friend of the Old Gamesters Society.
Northumberland, Anglo-Scots Border
Swordplay 13th-19th Century
Daily newspaper journalist
Favorite Swords:
All swords, but particularly dussack, sidesword, longsword, broadsword/backsword, singlestick and sabre. Duelling shield (yes, I know, that's not a sword. But it's mental.)
Swordsmanship Style Practiced:
Basket hilted broad and backsword, longsword, two-handed sword, dussack, sword and target/buckler, pollaxe and spear are currently taught at the Hotspur School of Defence.


Bob Brooks
Marshal of the School,
Hotspur School of Defence

"There are four D's which I never refuse: A Dinner, a Duel, a Drink and a fair Dame!"
- Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890)

"I worship the Prince of Peace ... not the Prince of Pre-emptive War.
- Former US President Jimmy Carter

"May I ask one more question?" said one of my friends. "I have often heard it said that if you don't know much about fencing the best thing to do is, as soon as you come on guard, to make a sudden rush at the other man before he has time to collect himself."
"Well," I replied, "if you wish to make sure of being incurably spitted, that is the most infallible way to set about it."

- Baron Cesar de Bazancourt, Secrets of the Sword, The Tenth Evening XII.


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