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You're brilliant, right? So show off your knowledge at the Golden Hinde QUIZ - hosted by beautiful bearded drag artist M...
22/09/2021

You're brilliant, right? So show off your knowledge at the Golden Hinde QUIZ - hosted by beautiful bearded drag artist Mr Teds! With questions on everything from pirates to Chas & Dave, plus interactive rounds: life-drawing, costume-making and lip-syncing! All in the rebellious atmosphere of a privateer sailing ship... ALL ABOARD The Golden Hinde: 20th October at 7:30. Bring a team or form one there on the night!
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#Quiz #PubQuiz #MrTeds

You're brilliant, right? So show off your knowledge at the Golden Hinde QUIZ - hosted by beautiful bearded drag artist Mr Teds! With questions on everything from pirates to Chas & Dave, plus interactive rounds: life-drawing, costume-making and lip-syncing! All in the rebellious atmosphere of a privateer sailing ship... ALL ABOARD The Golden Hinde: 20th October at 7:30. Bring a team or form one there on the night!
https://buff.ly/3lUj9nc
#Quiz #PubQuiz #MrTeds

Shiver me TIMBERS! With our ship's restoration going full-sail ahead: we have loads of FIREWOOD for sale! £100 for 1500K...
20/09/2021

Shiver me TIMBERS! With our ship's restoration going full-sail ahead: we have loads of FIREWOOD for sale! £100 for 1500Kg – including free delivery in or around London. Chopped up to woodburner or fireplace size. All proceeds help with the refurbishment of this historic London Landmark!
Message us or call: 0207 403 0123.
Note: never fear... This wood is off-cuts from new timber brought in for the restoration... Not the old historic stuff!

Today's #FolkloreThursday theme is wild people & #wild places! A HARPY is a terrifying personification of tempest winds:...
16/09/2021

Today's #FolkloreThursday theme is wild people & #wild places! A HARPY is a terrifying personification of tempest winds: vultures with heads of maidens & long talons! Particularly feared on stormy seas, these malevolent creatures carry evildoers off into the sky: pirates BEWARE!

Today's #FolkloreThursday theme is wild people & #wild places! A HARPY is a terrifying personification of tempest winds: vultures with heads of maidens & long talons! Particularly feared on stormy seas, these malevolent creatures carry evildoers off into the sky: pirates BEWARE!

#OnThisDay 1620: forty years after Francis Drake's Circumnavigation, a very different voyage set sail... The Mayflower d...
16/09/2021

#OnThisDay 1620: forty years after Francis Drake's Circumnavigation, a very different voyage set sail... The Mayflower departed Plymouth, England, with 102 Pilgrims and about 30 crew for the New World...

#OnThisDay 1620: forty years after Francis Drake's Circumnavigation, a very different voyage set sail... The Mayflower departed Plymouth, England, with 102 Pilgrims and about 30 crew for the New World...

We pay our respects today, following the news from former crew: of the passing of Golden Hinde Crewmember; William 'Will...
15/09/2021

We pay our respects today, following the news from former crew: of the passing of Golden Hinde Crewmember; William 'Willie' Pandy. Hailing from Roatán, William was vital during our tours of the USA: in particular as the Bosun for our accompanying vessel, 'The Sea Surveyor'. A fantastic sailor, a great friend and a thoroughly good man.

We pay our respects today, following the news from former crew: of the passing of Golden Hinde Crewmember; William 'Willie' Pandy. Hailing from Roatán, William was vital during our tours of the USA: in particular as the Bosun for our accompanying vessel, 'The Sea Surveyor'. A fantastic sailor, a great friend and a thoroughly good man.

We're so excited to be voted as one of the top 20 best birthday venues in London and beyond! See the full article here a...
15/09/2021

We're so excited to be voted as one of the top 20 best birthday venues in London and beyond! See the full article here at the marvelous KidRated - the best family days out, rated by kids and teens!
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We're so excited to be voted as one of the top 20 best birthday venues in London and beyond! See the full article here at the marvelous KidRated - the best family days out, rated by kids and teens!
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Meet the TWO GUITAR MAN! Incredible Rodney Branigan mixes various aspects of Americana music and stirs that sound-mixtur...
14/09/2021

Meet the TWO GUITAR MAN! Incredible Rodney Branigan mixes various aspects of Americana music and stirs that sound-mixture with DOUBLE guitars! The Golden Hinde is excited to host his live concert in our Tudor galleon!⠀
PRE-BOOK TICKETS (£10) here: https://buff.ly/3hvR4Bg

Meet the TWO GUITAR MAN! Incredible Rodney Branigan mixes various aspects of Americana music and stirs that sound-mixture with DOUBLE guitars! The Golden Hinde is excited to host his live concert in our Tudor galleon!⠀
PRE-BOOK TICKETS (£10) here: https://buff.ly/3hvR4Bg

Prepare to board! The Golden Hinde is open to explore today! Join us aboard our Tudor Galleon and discover life aboard s...
11/09/2021

Prepare to board! The Golden Hinde is open to explore today! Join us aboard our Tudor Galleon and discover life aboard ship, The Spanish Armada and Drake's Circumnavigation! Just £5
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Prepare to board! The Golden Hinde is open to explore today! Join us aboard our Tudor Galleon and discover life aboard ship, The Spanish Armada and Drake's Circumnavigation! Just £5
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07/09/2021
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A rather tasty sprinkling of The Salts from their epic gig aboard our Tudor Galleon!

Chart a course for London Bridge and come aboard The Golden Hinde today! Explore our Tudor Galleon and discover life abo...
04/09/2021

Chart a course for London Bridge and come aboard The Golden Hinde today! Explore our Tudor Galleon and discover life aboard ship, The Spanish Armada and Elizabethan skulduggery! Just £5

Chart a course for London Bridge and come aboard The Golden Hinde today! Explore our Tudor Galleon and discover life aboard ship, The Spanish Armada and Elizabethan skulduggery! Just £5

Live aboard The Golden Hinde The Salts weave their briny spell...
03/09/2021

Live aboard The Golden Hinde The Salts weave their briny spell...

Live aboard The Golden Hinde The Salts weave their briny spell...

Ready to ROCK THE BOAT?! Legendary The Salts perform aboard our Tudor Galleon this Friday September 3rd, from 7pm! And t...
02/09/2021

Ready to ROCK THE BOAT?! Legendary The Salts perform aboard our Tudor Galleon this Friday September 3rd, from 7pm! And there's last minute tickets up for grabs: join us aboard The Golden Hinde for our first live gig in over a year ... And WHAT a gig! https://buff.ly/3zEuGfH

Who GOES there?!! Unfortunately we're going to be closed to public visits until this weekend. A few more tweaks are requ...
01/09/2021

Who GOES there?!! Unfortunately we're going to be closed to public visits until this weekend. A few more tweaks are required to get the Golden Hinde ship-shape! Many thanks for your patience as we prepare for adventure...

Who GOES there?!! Unfortunately we're going to be closed to public visits until this weekend. A few more tweaks are required to get the Golden Hinde ship-shape! Many thanks for your patience as we prepare for adventure...

It's #GiantObjectsInMuseums day! For us, our largest object is... Well... The ship itself actually! Free-standing in St....
27/08/2021

It's #GiantObjectsInMuseums day! For us, our largest object is... Well... The ship itself actually! Free-standing in St. Mary Overie Dock (those posts are actually to keep the shape intact; it really does perch there on its keel!). Despite being 121 feet long, it fit 80+ crew!

It's #GiantObjectsInMuseums day! For us, our largest object is... Well... The ship itself actually! Free-standing in St. Mary Overie Dock (those posts are actually to keep the shape intact; it really does perch there on its keel!). Despite being 121 feet long, it fit 80+ crew!

Happy #InternationalDogDay from The Golden Hinde Labrador; Bell, and Scottie; Piper!
26/08/2021

Happy #InternationalDogDay from The Golden Hinde Labrador; Bell, and Scottie; Piper!

LIVE CONCERT! With PAINTED SKY! Thursday 7th October is coming round fast! The Golden Hinde in Borough Market is present...
26/08/2021

LIVE CONCERT! With PAINTED SKY! Thursday 7th October is coming round fast! The Golden Hinde in Borough Market is presenting one of the first in a line of concerts to shake off lockdown and bring music to our Tudor Galleon once more! This acclaimed folk duo will fill the belly our ship with hauntingly melodic fiddle, guitar, and voice. Tickets available on our website! www.goldenhinde.co.uk
For more information on Painted Sky, visit:
https://paintedskyfolk.weebly.com/
https://www.facebook.com/paintedskyfolk/

Raise the anchor, ready the cannons & set sail for adventure! That's right: The Golden Hinde is REOPENING to the public!...
25/08/2021

Raise the anchor, ready the cannons & set sail for adventure! That's right: The Golden Hinde is REOPENING to the public! From September 1st, come aboard our Tudor galleon & explore life as an Elizabethan sailor. We're open 10pm-5pm daily for just £5 entry!
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Today's #FolkloreThursday theme is #wells and #rivers! 'Drake’s Leat' is a watercourse flowing through Dartmoor. Accordi...
19/08/2021

Today's #FolkloreThursday theme is #wells and #rivers! 'Drake’s Leat' is a watercourse flowing through Dartmoor. According to legend, Francis Drake created a spring “with magical words... And starting away at a gallop, the stream followed his horse’s heels into the town...”

Today's #FolkloreThursday theme is #wells and #rivers! 'Drake’s Leat' is a watercourse flowing through Dartmoor. According to legend, Francis Drake created a spring “with magical words... And starting away at a gallop, the stream followed his horse’s heels into the town...”

#OnThisDay 1579, Francis, Duke of Anjou visited England to court Queen Elizabeth (the only one of Elizabeth's foreign su...
17/08/2021

#OnThisDay 1579, Francis, Duke of Anjou visited England to court Queen Elizabeth (the only one of Elizabeth's foreign suitors to court her in person). Elizabeth affectionately called him her "frog”! Diplomat Monsieur de Marchaumont was assigned to negotiate the match-up, so Elizabeth actually had HIM knight Francis Drake in 1581 (contrary to the popular depiction of her doing the dubbing)!

16/08/2021

April 1992, the Golden Hind visits Derry. Anyone remember this event? Do share in the comments! Thanks to Peter Davidson for sharing this image.

This week's #FolkloreThursday theme is folklore of fairies, the fae and little people! Selkies in Celtic and Norse mytho...
12/08/2021

This week's #FolkloreThursday theme is folklore of fairies, the fae and little people! Selkies in Celtic and Norse mythology are seals that come ashore and take on human form by shedding their skin. Many incredible, sometimes tragic legends are told of Selkies falling in love with humans: rescuing, marrying and even raising families with them....

This week's #FolkloreThursday theme is folklore of fairies, the fae and little people! Selkies in Celtic and Norse mythology are seals that come ashore and take on human form by shedding their skin. Many incredible, sometimes tragic legends are told of Selkies falling in love with humans: rescuing, marrying and even raising families with them....

We're very excited to be an inspiration to many artists over the years - it's lovely to see some wonderful painters enjo...
11/08/2021

We're very excited to be an inspiration to many artists over the years - it's lovely to see some wonderful painters enjoying the view today!

We're very excited to be an inspiration to many artists over the years - it's lovely to see some wonderful painters enjoying the view today!

#OnThisDay in 1675, King Charles II and John Flamsteed lay the foundation stone of the Royal Observatory Greenwich, to "...
10/08/2021

#OnThisDay in 1675, King Charles II and John Flamsteed lay the foundation stone of the Royal Observatory Greenwich, to "find out the so much desired longitude of places for the perfecting of the art of navigation."

"I myself will take up arms –I myself will be your general, judge, and rewarder of every one of your virtues in the fiel...
08/08/2021

"I myself will take up arms –I myself will be your general, judge, and rewarder of every one of your virtues in the field". #OnThisDay 1588, #QueenElizabeth gave her famous Tilbury speech to 4,000 soldiers: assembled to fight should the #SpanishArmada sail up-river toward London.

"I myself will take up arms –I myself will be your general, judge, and rewarder of every one of your virtues in the field". #OnThisDay 1588, #QueenElizabeth gave her famous Tilbury speech to 4,000 soldiers: assembled to fight should the #SpanishArmada sail up-river toward London.

#FolkloreThursday: deep in the jungles of South America lies the fabled city of gold: El Dorado! #FrancisDrake's relativ...
05/08/2021

#FolkloreThursday: deep in the jungles of South America lies the fabled city of gold: El Dorado! #FrancisDrake's relative (& legendary Tudor/Jacobean explorer in his own right) Walter Raleigh was released from the Tower of London to seek it. Unfortunately he succeeded only in stirring up hostility with the Spanish forces - and unlike Drake, it cost him his head!

Looking for adventure? Treasure? New horizons?! Subscribe to our Golden Hinde YouTube channel... Activities, crafts, mus...
03/08/2021

Looking for adventure? Treasure? New horizons?! Subscribe to our Golden Hinde YouTube channel... Activities, crafts, music and fascinating facts for pirates of all ages!
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Looking for adventure? Treasure? New horizons?! Subscribe to our Golden Hinde YouTube channel... Activities, crafts, music and fascinating facts for pirates of all ages!
https://buff.ly/2W0ybul

HELLBURNERS! #OnThisDay  at 00:00, #FrancisDrake's forces sent FIRESHIPS adrift amongst the #SpanishArmada forces, close...
29/07/2021

HELLBURNERS! #OnThisDay at 00:00, #FrancisDrake's forces sent FIRESHIPS adrift amongst the #SpanishArmada forces, closely anchored off Calais. The principal warships held their positions, but the rest of the fleet cut their anchor cables and scattered... No Spanish ships were burnt, but their crescent formation had been broken. The English closed in for battle...

HELLBURNERS! #OnThisDay at 00:00, #FrancisDrake's forces sent FIRESHIPS adrift amongst the #SpanishArmada forces, closely anchored off Calais. The principal warships held their positions, but the rest of the fleet cut their anchor cables and scattered... No Spanish ships were burnt, but their crescent formation had been broken. The English closed in for battle...

Today's #FolkloreThursday theme is island folklore! Drake's Island off Plymouth was given to #FrancisDrake to govern in ...
29/07/2021

Today's #FolkloreThursday theme is island folklore! Drake's Island off Plymouth was given to #FrancisDrake to govern in 1583. The island's fortifications & tunnels are rumored to hold various GHOSTS: including a 'White Lady' - who pinches people's bottoms!
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#OnThisDay in 1586: #FrancisDrake's relative (and infamous Elizabethan explorer in his own right) Walter Raleigh brings ...
27/07/2021

#OnThisDay in 1586: #FrancisDrake's relative (and infamous Elizabethan explorer in his own right) Walter Raleigh brings the first to***co to England from Virginia: uh oh... So HE'S the one responsible! #OffWithHisHead 😂

#OnThisDay in 1586: #FrancisDrake's relative (and infamous Elizabethan explorer in his own right) Walter Raleigh brings the first to***co to England from Virginia: uh oh... So HE'S the one responsible! #OffWithHisHead 😂

#OnThisDay 1579, Francis Drake sailed from the West Coast of America to brave the Pacific Ocean: but he site of 'Nova Al...
26/07/2021
The Golden Hinde Podcast • A podcast on Anchor

#OnThisDay 1579, Francis Drake sailed from the West Coast of America to brave the Pacific Ocean: but he site of 'Nova Albion' is hotly argued! Join the debate and discover the ship's equally thrilling modern transatlantic adventures in our podcast series!
https://anchor.fm/golden-hinde

Pirates, sea-battles and treasure hunts! Sail through history aboard our famous Tudor galleon... This is the official podcast of The Golden Hinde: the full-scale reconstruction of the first English ship to sail around the world. Now moored in the heart of London as a famous floating museum!

We're delighted to be part of Transport for London's awesome Jubilee Line Sightseeing: including this rather gorgeous Go...
21/07/2021

We're delighted to be part of Transport for London's awesome Jubilee Line Sightseeing: including this rather gorgeous Golden Hinde artwork! You can spot it at #JubileeLine stations too!
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"As it were in the bosome of the burning zone, we felt the effects of sultring heat..." - The World Encompassed The Gold...
20/07/2021

"As it were in the bosome of the burning zone, we felt the effects of sultring heat..."
- The World Encompassed
The Golden Hinde encountered soaring temperatures on its circumnavigation, as the ship approached the equator: the historic 'burning zone' or 'torrid zone'. During this #ukheatwave make sure you do what Elizabethan sailors did - stock up on fresh water whenever possible!

"As it were in the bosome of the burning zone, we felt the effects of sultring heat..."
- The World Encompassed
The Golden Hinde encountered soaring temperatures on its circumnavigation, as the ship approached the equator: the historic 'burning zone' or 'torrid zone'. During this #ukheatwave make sure you do what Elizabethan sailors did - stock up on fresh water whenever possible!

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New on the Tempus Fugitives webstore, a complete translation of Giovanni Lovino’s 1575 manuscript containing 65 full plays utilising a variety of weapons, including swords of both one and two handed varieties, off-hand accessories such as the dagger, cape, buckler, rotella and targa plus additional plays with polearms, fighting multiple opponents and combating a mounted opponent. In stock now.
The Two-Handed Greatsword (Spada a Due Mani) - Anonimo Bolognese (ca. 1500 - 1550) - 12th action The fourth in a series on the use of the Two-Handed Greatsword (Spada a due Mani), this is from the Manuscripts attributed to the ‘Anonimo Bolognese’ (ca. 1500 - 1550). Performed with a synthetic blade due to public access, this is the 11th action. -———————————————————————————- As many of you are probably aware, my moniker of ‘Wandering Swordsman’ used in these videos is based on the old European concept of a non guild affiliated instructor in swordsmanship being little better than a vagabond. This is particularly apt due to my lifestyle choice of living on a boat and travelling around the south of England, putting up posters and offering classes wherever I happen to stop. -———————————————————————————- Initiating action a.) Begin the action in cinghiara porta di ferro alta, with your false edge in contact with that of your opponent. b.) Cross your arms to bring your blade to the opposite side of your opponents weapon, catching the weak between your blade and crossguard. c.) Let go of your sword with your left hand, following the line of your blade to grasp your weapon at halfsword, allowing the blade to slope down and to the left. d.) Passing forwards and to the right, beat your opponents blade down and to the left with your crossguard. e.) Thrust your hilt forwards forcefully to strike your opponent in the face with the pommel. f.) End your opponent in the manner that seems appropriate, in this case we use a mandritto fendente (a downward angled cut, from right to left). Counter action a.) Await your opponents action in guardia porta di ferro alta (a guard position). b.) Do not react as your opponent crosses their arms. If you are keeping correct distance, then they cannot reach you without passing forwards with their right foot. c.) When your opponent throws your weapon aside and advances their right foot, before their foot has landed, throw yourself forwards ‘into’ your opponent, placing your left hand behind their elbow and pushing their right arm across their body. d.) As your left foot lands, the manuscript suggests either striking your opponent in the face with the pommel or cutting them with a fendente (a downward angled cut). The latter would only make sense if the opponent is stepping away. e.) End your opponent in a suitable manner. To demonstrate the second option from the manuscript (and because it is appropriate here) we are using a riverso fendente and compassing the right foot behind the left. The great plague of 2020 has finally waned enough for me to get out and about a bit more; now to do something about this newly developed spare tire 😅🥺🍺 If you want to support the channel, feel free to get me a coffee over at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/JayMaxwell and don’t forget to like and subscribe ☕️ More about us at: www.tempus-fugitives.co.uk #diaryofawanderingswordsman #tempusfugitives #coffee
The Two-Handed Greatsword (Spada a Due Mani) - Anonimo Bolognese (ca. 1500 - 1550) - 11th action The third in a new series on the use of the Two-Handed Greatsword (Spada a due Mani), this is from the Manuscripts attributed to the ‘Anonimo Bolognese’ (ca. 1500 - 1550). Performed with a synthetic blade due to public access, this is the 11th action. -———————————————————————————- As many of you are probably aware, my moniker of ‘Wandering Swordsman’ used in these videos is based on the old European concept of a non guild affiliated instructor in swordsmanship being little better than a vagabond. This is particularly apt due to my lifestyle choice of living on a boat and travelling around the south of England, putting up posters and offering classes wherever I happen to stop. -———————————————————————————- Initiating action a.) Begin the action in cinghiara porta di ferro alta, with your false edge in contact with that of your opponent. b.) Cross your arms to bring your blade to the opposite side of your opponents weapon, catching the weak between your blade and crossguard. c.) Throw the opponents weapon across your body with a sweeping action, passing obliquely to the right when their tip has moved safely out of presence. d.) Continue the sweeping motion into a circular cut, drawing your left foot behind your right as you cut a mandritto fendente to your opponents head. Counter action a.) Await your opponents action in the same guard position. b.) Do not react to your opponent as they cross their arms. Watch their feet peripherally - if you are keeping correct distance, then they should not be close enough to land a blow without advancing a foot. c.) Your opportunity presents itself when your opponent passes forwards, throwing your weapon aside and uncrossing to cut at you. d.) As your opponent releases your blade, cut a mezzo mandritto to their flank. e.) Immediately lift into guardia di intrare, catching the opponents cut on your cross while threatening the face. The great plague of 2020 has finally waned enough for me to get out and about a bit more; now to do something about this newly developed spare tire 😅🥺🍺 If you want to support the channel, feel free to get me a coffee over at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/JayMaxwell and don’t forget to like and subscribe ☕️ #diaryofawanderingswordsman #tempusfugitives #coffee
The Two Handed Greatsword - Anonimo Bolognese (ca. 1500 - 1550) - 10th action The second in a series on the use of the Two-Handed Greatsword (Spada a due Mani), this is from the Manuscripts attributed to the ‘Anonimo Bolognese’ (ca. 1500 - 1550). Performed with a synthetic blade due to public access, this is the 10th action. -———————————————————————————- As many of you are probably aware, my moniker of ‘Wandering Swordsman’ used in these videos is based on the old European concept of a non guild affiliated instructor in swordsmanship being little better than a vagabond. This is particularly apt due to my lifestyle choice of living on a boat and travelling around the south of England, putting up posters and offering classes wherever I happen to stop. -———————————————————————————- 10th action a.) Start in porta di ferro alta, with your false edge against that of your opponent. b.) If your opponent thrusts along your blade, catch it on your Crossguard by lifting into guardia di testa. c.) Use your weapon to forcefully displace your opponents blade down and to the right. d.) Passing to the left, continue with a wheeling cut into a riverso fendente to the head and draw your right foot behind your left. Counter action a.) Starting in porta di ferro alta, pass forwards thrusting along your opponents blade, keeping your false edge in contact with theirs. b.) When your opponent catches and displaces your blade, use the force of that displacement to turn a mandritto to their head. For more on this subject, or if you would like to purchase your own training weapons to practice the content of these videos, please visit our website: www.tempus-fugitives.co.uk I’m starting to look a bit scruffy again, I guess I’ll have to briefly head back towards civilisation soon 😕 If you want to support the channel, and a haircut, feel free to get me a coffee over at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/JayMaxwell ☕️ #diaryofawanderingswordsman #tempusfugitives #coffee
The Military Billhook (Welsh or Forest Bill) - George Silver (1599) - paradoxes, ch. 13 pt. 6&8 George Silver was a controversial character, even in his time, for his vehement opposition to the popular Italian systems being taught in London during the 16th century. Claiming to be revealing the older English methods of combat, his ‘Paradoxes of Defense for the True Handling of all Manner of Weapons’ does give an excellent description of the principles upon which this systems is grounded. The bill was the primary infantry weapon of Tudor armies, and described by George Silver as having “advantage against all manner of weapons whatsoever”. Ironically, Di Grassi, the author of an earlier book on Italian methodology popular in London - including the use of the bill - agreed with this notion in stating that the bill was the final and most superior form of polearm. -———————————————————————————- As many of you are probably aware, my moniker of ‘Wandering Swordsman’ used in these videos is based on the old European concept of a non guild affiliated instructor in swordsmanship being little better than a vagabond. This is particularly apt due to my lifestyle choice of living on a boat and travelling around the south of England, putting up posters and offering classes wherever I happen to stop. -———————————————————————————- Technique 1 a.) If the head of your opponents weapon lies lower than yours, place your fork over their haft, forcing it down. b.) Pass forwards, sliding the fork up the haft to your opponents hands. c.) Fall back into guard. Technique 2 a.) If the head of your opponents weapon lies higher than yours, place your fork under their haft and force their weapon aside. b.) Pass forwards, thrusting at your opponent one handed. c.) If your thrust misses, pull your opponent off balance as you lacerate them with the hook, stepping back into guard. For more on this subject, or if you would like to purchase your own training weapons to practice the content of these videos, please visit our website: www.tempus-fugitives.co.uk I finally managed to buzz those nasty, messy head-weeds off my scalp! Phew... The great plague of 2020 has certainly allowed me to cultivate my 16th c. beard, although I seem to be getting fatter every episode too 😅🥺🍺 If you want to support the channel, feel free to get me a coffee over at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/JayMaxwell and don’t forget to like and subscribe ☕️ #diaryofawanderingswordsman #tempusfugitives #coffee