A Gentleman’s Guide to Duelling: Of Honour and Honourable Quarrels.

GentlemansGuidetoDuelling-241x27053b84b792eec7.jpgBy Vincentio Saviolo, Edited by Jared Kirby

A Gentleman’s Guide to Duelling is a beautifully illustrated, lyrical guide to duelling etiquette in Elizabethan England. Its author, Vincentio Saviolo, was one of the great Italian fencing masters and a contemporary of William Shakespeare. In the 1590s, both Saviolo and Shakespeare were based in London’s Blackfriars; and Shakespeare used Italian fencing terminology in Romeo & Juliet which was written shortly after Saviolo’s book was published.

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