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latest news - 8 December '23


And greetings from Lisboa! I’m here with the excellent Jessica Gomes (whom you may recall from episode 38 of The Sword Guy), and we spent yesterday in the Gulbenkian museum. Just absolutely stunning. That man used his oil profits to put together a simply astonishing collection, very wide ranging (including some amazing 18th century French furniture) but he wasn’t an arms and armour man, so not much in the way of sword stuff. I did snag some pictures of the Panorama of Jerusalem, a gift from Maximiilan I to his cousin Queen Eleanor in about 1517.

I’m here for the Panoplia Iberica, which is just over the border in Spain. https://panopliaiberica.wordpress.com/

I’m teaching two classes. A lecture on how to make a living as a historical martial arts instructor, a rapier class on using the dagger in the off-hand. Funnily enough this will be the first time I’ve taught a session on how to make a living in this field- which I’ve been doing since 2001!

It looks to be a really good event, and yes, I’ll tell you all about it when I get home.

The big news at the moment is the unleashing of the SECRET PROJECT that Katie Mackenzie (episode 153) and I created.

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