Direction and Format

I’ve had a meeting with my thesis director, and I now have a better feel for my goal and the format of my thesis.

The working argument is “Joseph Swetnam imitated the Italians, but he applied their style to an English context, and emerged with a fundamentally English system of Defence.”

I am going to illustrate 12 positions that Swetnam describes, starting with guards:

-Swetnam’s True Guard
-Lazie Guard
-Fore-hand Guard
-Crosse Guard
-Stokata Guard
-Broadwarde

Then parries:

-Parry with sword across the body
-Parry with dagger across the body
-Parry with dagger point down
-Parry with both weapons

And, finally, offensive motions:

-The lunge
-The Passage

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