Whatever happened to all the heroes?

Fiore dei Liberi

A few years ago, I was given a book by my Grandfather called The Last Duel: The True Story of Death and Honour. It was something of a transformative read. In the Greek Odysseys and Icelandic Sagas, the warrior’s attitude towards war was entirely different from our modern ideas. Indeed the idea that war was glorious was prevalent until the …

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Where it all began….

Viking Duel

My passion for fencing started when I was a kid. My dad had a collection of swords as did my grandfather. There were a few films in particular that I used to watch on repeat: Highlander (The first one, of course. There can be only one……Highlander joke), Conan the Barbarian, Disney’s Robin Hood, and Star Wars. I remember one day, …

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