Postcard; Tower Fechtbuch

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Image taken from the fencing manual known as the 'Tower Fechtbuch' (late 13th century)
An illuminated manuscript illustrating sword fighting. The protagonists are a priest (sacerdos) who instructs a young man (scolaris, discipulus) in a system of fencing with the sword and buckler, which has seven guards and several formulised attacks and defences. 

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