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Mathematical Demonstration of the Sorde (MS Harley 5219)

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Mathematical Demonstration of the Sorde
MS Harley 5219, British Library
London, United Kingdom
(No scans available)
Type Fencing manual
Date 1676
Place of origin Newcastle, England
Language(s) English
Author(s) William Cavendish of Newcastle
Illustrated by Unknown
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Mathematical Demonstration of the Sorde (MS Harley 5219) is a fragment from the MS Harley 4206, an English fencing manual written in 1676 by William Cavendish, Marquis of Newcastle.[1] The original currently rests in the holdings of the British Library in London, United Kingdom. This treatise includes illustrations inspired by those of Spanish master Luis Pacheco de Narvaez.




Additional Resources


  1. Sydney Anglo. The Martial Arts of Renaissance Europe. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2000. p329 #82.

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