THE Expert Sword-Man's Companion: Or the True Art of SELF-DEFENCE. WITH An ACCOUNT of the Authors LIFE, and his Transactions during the Wars with France.: To which is Annexed, The ART of GUNNERIE

THE Expert Sword-Man's Companion: Or the True Art of SELF-DEFENCE. WITH An ACCOUNT of the Authors LIFE, and his Transactions during the Wars with France.: To which is Annexed, The ART of GUNNERIE #2020

THE Expert Sword Man s Companion Or the True Art of SELF DEFENCE WITH An ACCOUNT of the Authors LIFE and his Transactions during the Wars with France To which is Annexed The ART of GUNNERIE Donald McBane was one of the most accomplished duelists of the th century who lived the life of a soldier prize fighter and set himself up as a fencing master and brothel manager He took part in si
  • Title: THE Expert Sword-Man's Companion: Or the True Art of SELF-DEFENCE. WITH An ACCOUNT of the Authors LIFE, and his Transactions during the Wars with France.: To which is Annexed, The ART of GUNNERIE
  • Author: Donald McBane Sarah Goebler Jared Kirby Ben Miller
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 239
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Donald McBane was one of the most accomplished duelists of the 18th century who lived the life of a soldier, prize fighter and set himself up as a fencing master and brothel manager He took part in sixteen battles, fifteen skirmishes, and nearly one hundred duels or personal combats Near the end of his life he published his extraordinary book, The Expert Sword man s CompDonald McBane was one of the most accomplished duelists of the 18th century who lived the life of a soldier, prize fighter and set himself up as a fencing master and brothel manager He took part in sixteen battles, fifteen skirmishes, and nearly one hundred duels or personal combats Near the end of his life he published his extraordinary book, The Expert Sword man s Companion, where he recounts it all The first section of his treatise covers the backsword, small sword, spadroon, quarterstaff, sword and targe, sword and buckler, Spanish rapier, Portuguese rapier, sword and dagger, Dutch knife, Lochaber axe, pike, halberd, falchion, sword and pistol, dueling pistol, and broadsword on horseback No other known extant British fencing treatise published during the eighteenth century includes such an eclectic mix of weapons He also includes a section on dirty tricks used by other swordsmen of the time, and methods of defending against them The second section is an autobiography of his life which sometimes seem larger than life McBane reportedly fought a total of thirty seven prizes fights, but that is all he tells about them Thanks to the diligent research of Ben Miller at least fourteen such specimens were recounted in newspaper articles of the time and are included in this publication These bouts were against men like James Miller who later authored a treatise on fencing , the infamous James Figg and even Figg s fencing master, Timothy Buck After his final prize fight, billed as a Trial of Skill between an Irishman and an Highlander, McBane retired from fighting say he wanted to repent for my former wickedness.
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