Irish Swordsmanship

Author: Ben Miller
ISBN: 0999056719
Release Date: 2017-10-06
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This book tells the story of eighteenth century Ireland's most renowned duelists, gladiators, swordsmen, and fencing masters. It also contains a rare fencing treatise, now published again for the first time in more than 230 years, that is the only known original Irish treatment of swordsmanship published in Ireland during the eighteenth century.

Scottish Fencing

Author: Ben Miller
ISBN: 0999056735
Release Date: 2018-11-05
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This book contains five Scottish texts from the eighteenth century, which have not been published in centuries, treating of the martial use of the broadsword, small-sword, spadroon, targe, and battlefield tactics.

Gentlemen s Blood

Author: Barbara Holland
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781582344409
Release Date: 2004-09-13
Genre: History

A compelling history of the art of dueling describes how the duel evolved from the medieval practice of determining justice through trial by combat into a practice that followed elaborate codes of procedure and tradition, offering a definitive guide to this courtly violence around the world. Reprint.


Author: John W. Hurley
ISBN: 9781430325703
Release Date: 2007
Genre: History

For centuries the Irish have been associated with a stick weapon called the Shillelagh. And for generations of Irishmen, the Shillelagh was a badge of honor - a symbol of their courage, their martial prowess and their willingness to fight for their rights and their honor. In modern popular culture, the Shillelagh has acquired a less appealing image, one that attempts to declaw the Irish through negative racial stereotypes of the Victorian era, which depict the Irish as harmless club-weilding Leprecauns or drunken, half-witted brawlers. John Hurley's illuminating study forever alters our view of this much maligned and misunderstood cultural icon by revealing the true martial arts culture of the Irish people, its history, evolution and decline and the resulting effects on the Shillelagh - the most powerful and controversial of Irish icons.

How Products are Made

Author: Jacqueline L. Longe
Publisher: Gale
ISBN: 0787624446
Release Date: 1999-09-21
Genre: Reference

Provides information on a variety of products, discussing background, history, raw materials, design, and the manufacturing process

The Irish Filmography

Author: Kevin Rockett
ISBN: UCSD:31822023899339
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Ireland

Documents as completely as possible all fiction films made in Ireland and about Ireland and the Irish produced world-wide since the beginning of cinema.

The Royal Scots

Author: Trevor Royle
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781780572383
Release Date: 2011-09-02
Genre: History

The Royal Scots are Scotland's oldest infantry regiment, with a tradition that stretches back to 1633. This first concise history of the regiment is based largely on the recollections of several generations of Royal Scots - men like Private McBane, who carried his three-year-old son into battle at Malplaquet, and Private Begbie, the youngest soldier to serve in the First World War. These first-hand accounts take the reader through the great wars of the eighteenth century, when Britain was a rising global power, through the setbacks and the triumphs of the Napoleonic Wars and on to the glorious years of the nineteenth century. The two world wars of the twentieth century saw the Royals expand in size, and there are full accounts of its meritorious service on all the main battle fronts. More recently, the regiment has been involved in operations in the Balkans and Iraq. In 2006, in one of the most radical changes in the country's defence policy, the Royal Scots will be amalgamated into the new Royal Regiment of Scotland. Royal Scots is, therefore, a timely celebration of the British Army's most venerable regiment, right of the line and second to none.