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by Matt Easton
Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Asians in C15 England
Replies: 64
Views: 10669

Re: Asians in C15 England

Not to mention the fact that a large number of white people in England are far from being entirely English. Round Liverpool it would be hard to find many white people whose ancestors were not living in Ireland in the 15thC, and London has been getting large influxes of Irish, Scots, French, Dutch an...
by Matt Easton
Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Asians in C15 England
Replies: 64
Views: 10669

Re: Asians in C15 England

Given that we know both Italian and Portugese ships came to London in this period, and those both Italy and Portugal traded with various Asian ports, I would say that is your most likely historical justification, if you want one. See now you bring up the real issue. What is acceptable historical ju...
by Matt Easton
Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Asians in C15 England
Replies: 64
Views: 10669

Re: Asians in C15 England

There were plenty of people of african origin in spain. This would be misunderstood by most people that I know. Saying they are of African origin implies they are of sub-Sahara Africa origin, which isn't true. Peoples on the north African coast are mediterranian, which is traditionally considered t...
by Matt Easton
Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: WMA: A new Fiore training book (c1400)
Replies: 35
Views: 7961

Re: WMA: A new Fiore training book (c1400)

Also, people going fightcamp , whos up for some armoured half swording and pollaxe? I might be if I can get the gloves in my gauntlets fixed in time. In addition to Colin Fieldhouse and Fabrice Cognot's pollaxe classes, there is also going to be an armoured fighting workshop by Wolfgang Ritter: htt...
by Matt Easton
Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: FightCamp 2010 registration open!
Replies: 0
Views: 1623

FightCamp 2010 registration open!

http://www.fightcamp.co.uk/
We opened 3 days ago and are nearing half full already!
If you want to come then book soon to avoid disappointment.
Aside from 25 instructors and 4 tournaments, we also have some great traders this year, including Tods Stuff and Albion.
See you there!

Matt
by Matt Easton
Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Victorian Martial Arts in Guildford
Replies: 16
Views: 4899

Re: Victorian Martial Arts in Guildford

Just a little update on this - I'm currently trying to work out the best day for me (and others interested). Mondays are looking like the favourite at the moment.

Matt
by Matt Easton
Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Victorian Martial Arts in Guildford
Replies: 16
Views: 4899

Re: Victorian Martial Arts in Guildford

Thanks John, PM on the way!
by Matt Easton
Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Victorian Martial Arts in Guildford
Replies: 16
Views: 4899

Re: Victorian Martial Arts in Guildford

Thanks John.
I'll make some calls once I'm settled in (assuming the snow doesn't prevent that...).

Matt
by Matt Easton
Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Victorian Martial Arts in Guildford
Replies: 16
Views: 4899

Re: Victorian Martial Arts in Guildford

Thanks!
by Matt Easton
Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:33 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Victorian Martial Arts in Guildford
Replies: 16
Views: 4899

Re: Victorian Martial Arts in Guildford

Any pointers on available halls would be very much appreciated. For the beginning at least, cheapness is the most important factor whilst we try to get enough regular students to cover the costs!

Cheers,
Matt
by Matt Easton
Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Victorian Martial Arts in Guildford
Replies: 16
Views: 4899

Re: Victorian Martial Arts in Guildford

Hi, Oz's group is the English Martial Arts Academy, teaching mostly backsword according to George Silver c.1600: www.englishmartialarts.com My group is Schola Gladiatoria, teaching medieval weapons according to Fiore dei Liberi and Victorian sabre and bayonet: www.swordfightlondon.com Oz's main clas...
by Matt Easton
Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: 16thC Germany fencing
Replies: 1
Views: 2200

Re: 16thC Germany fencing

We host a full database of all online-available fencing books here:
http://www.fioredeiliberi.org/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=25

Regards,
Matt
by Matt Easton
Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Victorian Martial Arts in Guildford
Replies: 16
Views: 4899

Re: Victorian Martial Arts in Guildford

Hi Andy, no venue or day confirmed yet. I'm moving to Guildford in January, so I'll get onto it then.
Cheers,
Matt
by Matt Easton
Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:28 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: New chapters of Schola Gladiatoria
Replies: 28
Views: 4384

Re: New chapters of Schola Gladiatoria

Thanks John, sadly Tuesdays are usually out for me, as I teach the Ealing class on Tuesdays! :)
Hopefully see you in the new year though.

Matt
by Matt Easton
Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:40 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: New chapters of Schola Gladiatoria
Replies: 28
Views: 4384

Re: New chapters of Schola Gladiatoria

Hi Zachos,
I'll be running the Guildford class myself (I'm moving there). It will mostly be covering Victorian sabre and bayonet, but we will probably do occasional medieval sessions as well (as that's what I mostly teach in the other groups, and I know it's what some people prefer).

Regards,
Matt
by Matt Easton
Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: New chapters of Schola Gladiatoria
Replies: 28
Views: 4384

Re: New chapters of Schola Gladiatoria

As this thread comes up in Google I thought I would revive and update it! Schola Gladiatoria currently has six active chapters, covering various combat styles and periods, from medieval to Victorian (please see our website www.fioredeiliberi.org for more detail): Ealing, West London Exeter, Devon Gu...
by Matt Easton
Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Trading at FightCamp 2010
Replies: 0
Views: 477

Trading at FightCamp 2010

If you are interested in trading at FightCamp 2010 then please feel free to contact me.

More info about the event:
http://www.fightcamp.co.uk/
forums/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=19770

Regards,
Matt
by Matt Easton
Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Victorian Martial Arts in Guildford
Replies: 16
Views: 4899

Victorian Martial Arts in Guildford

Hi all, I have been running a historical European martial arts school, Schola Gladiatoria, since 2001 and I also run FightCamp annually. I will soon be opening a new class specialising in Victorian military sabre and bayonet fencing in Guildford , which I thought may be of interest to some of you he...
by Matt Easton
Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval and renaissance martial arts at FightCamp
Replies: 3
Views: 2304

The register is capped at 200 attendees but we have a couple of free places now. If you would like to come then register ASAP at: fightcamp@googlemail.com The event Info Pack is now available for download and if you are registered and coming then you should print this off and bring it with you: http...
by Matt Easton
Wed May 20, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval and renaissance martial arts at FightCamp
Replies: 3
Views: 2304

Due to the extremely large degree of interest in FightCamp 09, we are having to make a register of attendees. Payment (£20) for the event will still be upon arrival, but if you are intending to attend FightCamp 09 then I need you to register yourself by emailing with 'Register Fightcamp' in the titl...
by Matt Easton
Thu May 14, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval and renaissance martial arts at FightCamp
Replies: 3
Views: 2304

Medieval and renaissance martial arts at FightCamp

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=34661232345 This will be the 6th annual FightCamp run by Schola Gladiatoria. The event will run for 3 days from Friday 31 July to Sunday 2 August 2009. FightCamp involves learning about historical European martial arts during the day and relaxing...
by Matt Easton
Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: One-day medieval dagger and longsword course in London
Replies: 2
Views: 1006

Thanks Mark!

This day is now fully booked.
Cheers,
Matt
by Matt Easton
Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: New chapters of Schola Gladiatoria
Replies: 28
Views: 4384

Paul8v wrote:I'd love to do WMA but I don't know of anywhere near me (Essex) Is there anything anyone knows of in my area, London would be a bit of a nightmare unfortunately :(
The Exiles are closest to you:
http://www.the-exiles.org.uk/

Matt
by Matt Easton
Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: English great bascinets
Replies: 5
Views: 1360

Interesting stuff. I have spoken with Toby Capwell (of the Wallace Collection) about this previously and he was of the opinion that it may have been an English 'thing' to not fit visors. To support this he pointed out similar styles of effigy from Scotland where there were many visor hinges shown an...
by Matt Easton
Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:17 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: English great bascinets
Replies: 5
Views: 1360

That's great thanks! If anyone has images of any others then I'd love to see those as well. Does anyone have any views on the fact that English brasses and effigies never show these with visor mounts (whereas Scottish and French ones do)? Do you hold with the view that the English simply didn't favo...
by Matt Easton
Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:55 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: English great bascinets
Replies: 5
Views: 1360

English great bascinets

Hi all - has any of you got or seen a reproduction of this type of English great bascinet from circa.1410-1420? - http://www.fioredeiliberi.org/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.ShowItem&g2_itemId=9946 They are shown on the majority of brasses and effigies from that period in England, yet all of the gr...
by Matt Easton
Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Jean le Maingre - 'Boucicault'.
Replies: 16
Views: 3791

Thanks Stuart. I decided against brass edging partly because I didn't want to look too high status and partly because only about half of the brasses I was modelling my harness on had edging anyway. The cuirass is not modelled on a particular example, but is rather an amalgim of various very similar ...
by Matt Easton
Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:44 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Jean le Maingre - 'Boucicault'.
Replies: 16
Views: 3791

He was certainly 'the man'. Sources of the time claim he could climb up the underneath of a siege ladder in armour and vault his horse similarly harnessed. He got into the two duels with Galeazzo largely because he was cocky though - as Governor of Genoa he made the unfortunate claim that he could d...
by Matt Easton
Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Jean le Maingre - 'Boucicault'.
Replies: 16
Views: 3791

A bit of trivia for you - Boucicault fought two duels against Galeazzo Gonzaga da Mantova, Capitano di Grumello - the first was a draw (with spears on foot), the second he lost (with lances on horseback). As a result of losing the second duel he swore to never wear a helmet again (though we presume ...