The School of Fencing: A Facsimile of Domenico Angelo’s 1765 Edition


The first colour facsimile of Domenico Angelo’s most famous fencing work is now available to pre order. Be one of the first to receive a copy of this beautiful book. 

Pre-order today and enjoy the exclusive early release for Royal Armouries shop customers.*

 * Please note; this is a product pre-order product and it will not be shipped until early August 2023

he School of Fencing is a colour facsimile edition of Domenico Angelo’s famous fencing manual of 1765. Such was Angelo’s reputation that he numbered several members of the British royal family amongst his clientele, and his Soho-based School of Arms was noted for accepting female students.

Featuring an introduction by fencing expert Mark Hillyard, this new facsimile edition includes the parallel English and French text together with all 47 hand-coloured engravings by artist James Gwynn. It is ideal for devotees of fencing, lovers of Georgian high society, students of arms and armour, and historical reenactors and interpreters.

The first colour facsimile of Domenico Angelo’s most famous fencing work

Perfect for students of fencing, lovers of Georgian history and researchers of eighteenth-century society

Also ideal for reenactors and historical interpreters

Publication date: General sale from 01/09/2023 Royal Armouries shipping from July.
ISBN: 978-1-913013-39-4
Dimensions: 185x300 mm
No. of pages: 160
Binding style: Hardback
Details of illustrations: 134 colour illustrations


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