The Noble Science: A Study and Transcription of Sloane Ms. 2530, Papers of the Masters of Defence of London, Temp. Henry VIII to 1590

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Herbert Berry
University of Delaware Press, Jan 1, 1991 - Sports & Recreation - 140 pages
This work is a study of Sloane Ms. 2530, a manuscript book at the British Library. Much of the manuscript describes the public examinations men had to pass to join the profession of fencing. Many of the examinations took place in public playhouses or in places that were to become public, and in so doing thereby provided further information in the history of theater during Shakespeare's time. Illustrated.

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