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Boston Tea and Mad King George: The Six Degrees of Henry Angelo

Patriotism may be the last refuge of scoundrels. But it’s also  one of the great sources of historical irony. The War of 1812 created one such irony, as far as the classical canon of fencing literature is concerned.

This one is quite complex, as indeed anything should be that manages to connect personages as diverse as a prominent member of the Boston Tea Party, Mad King George, the Hessian mercenaries—and the ubiquitous fencing master dynasty of the Angelos in a game that makes the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon look as one-dimensional as a Partridge Family reunion special… Continue reading

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Cavalry Saber Skills; Britain, c. 1906

Specialized Skills

Specialized Skills

No room for error…

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Cavalry Saber Drill; France, c. 1900

Riding Horse Stance

 

Riding Horse Stance

 

 

Strange position to be in…

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Cavalry Saber; USA, c. 1862

Two Union soldiers playing with sowrds

 

 

Two Union soldiers playing with swords

 

 

Playing at the studio…

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Mounted Broadsword Match; USA, c. 1910

 

Mounted Broadsword

Mounted Broadsword

US Cavalry troopers competed on horseback…

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