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English Martial Arts
by Terry Brown

This book investigates the weapons, history and development of the English fighting system and some of the beliefs and social pressures that helped mould it. The ...

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Reviewed by David Lohnes
Get this book via interlibrary loan; don't buy it.

It was written in the late 90s when HEMA studies were in their infancy, and although I loudly applaud Terry Brown for being on the forefront of the HEMA movement, this book is nowhere near the quality of other HEMA offerings now available.

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—Updated Feb 27, 2010



A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century
by Barbara W. Tuchman

Barbara W. Tuchman—the acclaimed author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning classic The Guns of August—once again marshals her gift for character, history, and ...

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Reviewed by David Lohnes
I very much enjoyed Tuchman's book on the Zimmerman telegram when I picked it up more than a decade ago, and I was thus very excited when I bought a pristine first-edition copy of this work on the cheap at a used book store. But my hopes that I'd found an excellent introduction to late Medieval history were not realized. The reviews I read in various ...
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—Updated Feb 26, 2010



England Under the Norman and Angevin Kings, 1075-1225 (New Oxford History of England)
by Robert Bartlett

This lively and far-reaching account of the politics, religion, and culture of England in the century and a half after the Norman Conquest provides a vivid picture ...

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Reviewed by David Lohnes
This book is a definitive study of England from William I to John. It's a detailed, readable book that can either be read straight through or searched via the index for more topical reading. It covers a wide variety of social, political, and martial topics. Especially interesting for me was the explanation of how kingship worked in England when English ...
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—Updated Feb 26, 2010









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