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How much for Fencing Lessons in the 1400’s?

To start with, consider Dardi’s approval for teaching fencing. Dardi wants to charge 7 lire to teach the sword and buckler while the city thought 3 lire was more appropriate. They settled on 4. So how much is 4 lire? … Continue reading

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This History of the Dusak

So it seems that the Dusal is actually a tool known as a “scutching knife” and was originally used for the production of flax. The Country Gallery – Flax Tools

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The Organization of a Gentry Household: Alice de Bryene

Alice de Bryene was the widow of a knight banneret, with an income that, including in-kind consumption of food produced by her manors, was about 400 pounds a year. From the early 15th century to her death her home was … Continue reading

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A Duel Between Simon of Stetten and George of Rosenberg

As Frederick II, Elector of Saxony, called the Gentle, died in September 1464 his sons Ernst und Albert, had to work together with William III, Landgrave of Thuringia, called the Brave, until his death in September 1482. From that political … Continue reading

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