The Broadsword - Francis Vere Wright - 1889

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The Broadsword - Francis Vere Wright - 1889

Postby Matt.C. Rutledge » 29 Sep 2010 03:01

http://books.google.com/books?id=YFACAA ... &q&f=false

I found the above on google books. I looked around and didn't find it on here.

If it's already on here than hey my bad
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Re: The Broadsword Wright 1889

Postby Dithyrambus » 29 Sep 2010 03:47

Nice! I read through some of it, bookmarked it for future reference. :)
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Re: The Broadsword Wright 1889

Postby admin » 29 Sep 2010 09:32

It's not on here because it seems that we can't view it! I can only access the front cover. Any chance someone could download the PDF and mail to schola-gladiatoria@hotmail.co.uk please?
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Re: The Broadsword Wright 1889

Postby Dithyrambus » 29 Sep 2010 12:20

admin wrote:It's not on here because it seems that we can't view it! I can only access the front cover. Any chance someone could download the PDF and mail to schola-gladiatoria@hotmail.co.uk please?



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Re: The Broadsword - Wright - 1889

Postby admin » 30 Sep 2010 08:44

Many thanks 8)
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Re: The Broadsword - Wright - 1889

Postby Dithyrambus » 30 Sep 2010 14:00

Your welcome. It seems to be intact for the most part, some images may be missing though.
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Re: The Broadsword - Wright - 1889

Postby admin » 12 Oct 2010 15:36

Thanks to Mark, this is now available to UK users here:
http://www.fioredeiliberi.org/topics/so ... wright.pdf
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Re: The Broadsword - Wright - 1889

Postby admin » 12 Apr 2018 17:50

In the 1880s in Great Britain the Italian sabre systems started to become fashionable. There was a divide between British sabre fencers who followed the 'French' methods, championed by the likes of Alfred Hutton, founder of the London Fencing Club and former student of Henry Angelo Jnr, and those who favoured the Italian masters, championed in Britain by Colonel Fox, who was in charge of British Army Gymnasia.
While many British manuals contained a degree of 'native' British material, indeed with influences from Austro-Hungary, Germany and elsewhere (as exampled by the works of Charles Roworth and Henry Angelo Snr and Jnr), by the 1880s the two predominant styles of sabre fencing in Britain were commonly defined as simply 'French' or 'Italian'.
One of the first people to introduce the Italian material to the English-speaking fencers in the UK was Colonel Francis Vere Wright. I have uploaded his abridged 1889 translation, largely based on Masiello's 1887 manual, here: http://www.fioredeiliberi.org/topics/so ... wright.pdf
What most people don't know about Wright is that he himself had an interesting career, including fighting in the Italian wars of Unification.
Colonel Francis Vere Wright JP was born in Scampton, Lincolnshire in 1835. Educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge. He eventually became a Justice of the Peace and Colonel commanding the 4th North Staffordshire Regiment. He had served (age 25) under General Masi in 1860 and 1861 in the then Papal States of Umbria, with what became the 52nd Regiment of the Royal Italian Army, and lost two fingers of the left hand in action. He was made a Knight Officer of the Crown of Italy.
In 1889 he wrote, "The Broadsword: As Taught by the Celebrated Italian Masters, Signors Masiello and Ciullini, of Florence"
His burial monument fittingly features a sabre and cavalry equipment.

Related work: http://shoggoth.lusers.org/The%20Sword% ... e%20It.pdf
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