Workshop – Mark Lancaster
A Medieval man in a Renaissance world
Fiore dei Liberi taught his art at the very start of the Italian Renaissance. The developments in both armour and weapons made this period one of transition that mirrored social and economic developments.
This Longsword workshop will look at how his system has both a Medieval and a Renaissance approach and the transition between the two. From the practical brutality of close-in fighting to the the subtly of the long fight we will see the basis for the Italian systems that followed.