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Blood Red Roses: The Archaeology of a mass grave from the Battle of Towton AD 1461

The Battle of Towton in North Yorkshire, fought during the Wars of the Roses, was reputedly the bloodiest battle ever seen on English soil. In 1996 a mass grave of ...

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This is a compendium of papers on a particular group of archaeological finds near Towton. Although filled with archaeological detail that may be of little interest to the general reader, nonetheless this book contains a lot of excellent material for anyone interested ...
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—Updated Feb 1, 2010



Secrets of German Medieval Swordsmanship: Sigmund Ringeck's Commentaries on Master Liechtenauer's Verse
by Christian Henry Tobler

Medieval Fighting with the German MastersChristian Henry Tobler presents a beautifully interpreted study of fighting techniques recorded in the mnemonic verse of ...

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Another excellent book on German Longsword by Mr. Tobler and Chivalry books. This is in the category of academic work rather than a how-to HEMA manual, and is geared towards advanced students of the longsword rather than beginners. A very worthy body of work.
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Techniques Of Medieval Armour Reproduction: The 14th Century
by Brian R. Price

Few historical icons can match the evocative power of the medieval suit of armour, and this epic new book is a complete course in the tools and techniques of the ...

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This book is a gem for the aspiring home armourer and shop hobbyist with an interest in medieval arms and armour. But even if you never intend to make your own armour, this book is still a treasure trove of information about European armour of the 14th and 15th ...
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Irish Medieval Figure Sculpture 1200-1600: A Study of Irish Tombs With Notes on Costume and Armor (2 Volumes)
by John Hunt

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This is out of print and a bit hard to find but if you are interested in medieval Ireland its a must own. There are two volumes, the first is the written description of the catalog and the second volume houses the photos and illustrations. Don't buy just the first or ...
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Tournaments: Jousts, Chivalry and Pageants in the Middle Ages
by Richard Barber, Juliet Barker

The first serious study of tournaments throughout Europe reveals their importance - in the training of the medieval knight, the development of arms and armour, as ...

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This is a classic and is worth acquiring if you can find a good used copy of it. Generally, I find all of Juliet Barker's work to be quite good, thorough, and well documented. This is a well written and amply illustrated and documented book on tournaments during the ...
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Fighting with the German Longsword
by Christian Henry Tobler

Christian Henry Tobler presents a how-to course of study for learning Liechtenauer's secret art. Topics include the concepts of timing, distance, and initiative, ...

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The HEMA community quibbles all the time about details but overall, this is a great book on the techniques of the German longsword. The illustrations are clear and the descriptions are very good. Also included is much background material. Simply excellent.
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Medieval Art of Sword & Shield: The Combat System of Royal Armouries MS I.33
by Paul Wagner, Stephen Hand

Royal Armouries MS I.33 Companion Deciphering the martial techniques in RA MS I.33 can be difficult. Paul Wagner & Stephen Hand of the Stoccata School of Defence, ...

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The HEMA community quibbles all the time about details but overall, this is a good introductory book on the techniques of I.33. I rate this book high because the illustrations are clear and the descriptions are generlaly very good. All the guards are covered. A good ...
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Records of the Medieval Sword
by Ewart Oakeshott

Forty years of intensive research into the specialised subject of the straight two-edged knightly sword of the European middle ages are contained in this classic ...

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There is no single book by Oakeshott that covers all of the ground, each one is a puzzle piece that when you fit them all together, provides the full panorama. Despite the limitations, this is one of the best known catalogs of medieval swords that is readily available ...
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—Updated Feb 1, 2010



Swords of the Viking Age
by Ian Peirce

This new work fills a vacuum in English language studies of the swords made and used in northern Europe during the Viking Age, from the mid-eighth through to the ...

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Excellent catalog with reasonably good photos and many measurements.
—Updated Feb 1, 2010



British Basket-Hilted Swords: A Typology of Basket-Type Sword Hilts
by Cyril Mazansky

The phrase basket-type hilts refers to a large group of hilts which provide a degree of protection to the hand and wrist. Basket-hilted swords have featured ...

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Expensive but right now as of 2009 it is the definitive book on baskethilts, replete with the authors typology and a nice section on mortuary swords. This is quickly becoming a reference for hilt categorization. The pictures are nicely done as are the descriptions but ...
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—Updated Feb 4, 2009



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