Collection: Paradoxes of Defence

Paradoxes of Defence was first published in London in 1599. It was written by George Silver, an English gentleman, who was appalled at the influx of Italian rapier fencing into England, and set out his arguments in favour of the traditional English weapons. 

In the paperback and ebook editions, the text has been modernised and edited by Guy Windsor, and published as a companion volume to the audiobook version, available in both modern pronunciation narrated by Jonathan Hartman, and original pronunciation narrated by Ben Crystal. 

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