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The fellowship of the sword

In a Worcester basement, scholars decipher - and act out - the lost art of medieval fighting

By Sara Ivry
May 29, 2005

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ON A RECENT EVENING, a small group of adults dressed in identical black, long-sleeved T-shirts assembled around a table in an airy Worcester basement to pore over an illustration of two Renaissance gentlemen poised to thrust and parry. Nearby, two others stood opposite each other, wielding wooden swords and ready to strike. (Full article: 1556 words)

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