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'''George Silver''' lived in [[England]] in the late [[16th century|16th]] and early [[17th century]]. He studied and taught fencing and published two studies, ''Paradoxes of Defence'' and ''Brief Instructions on my Paradoxes of Defence''.
 
'''George Silver''' lived in [[England]] in the late [[16th century|16th]] and early [[17th century]]. He studied and taught fencing and published two studies, ''Paradoxes of Defence'' and ''Brief Instructions on my Paradoxes of Defence''.
  
Silver believed that the [[rapier]] was a very poor [[weapon]] and that the shorter [[backsword]] was superior to both the [[rapier]] and the [[longsword]].
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Silver believed that the [[rapier]] was a very poor [[weapon]] and that the shorter [[backsword]] was superior to both the [[rapier]] and the [[longsword]] for the military.
  
Some believe this lead to the widespread use of the [[hanger]] in [[17th century]] [[England|English]] [[army|armies]].
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Some believe this lead to the widespread use of the [[hanger]] in [[17th century]] [[England|English]] [[army|armies]]. Others see his thoughts as a confirmation of contemporary practise.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 19:30, 27 May 2006

George Silver lived in England in the late 16th and early 17th century. He studied and taught fencing and published two studies, Paradoxes of Defence and Brief Instructions on my Paradoxes of Defence.

Silver believed that the rapier was a very poor weapon and that the shorter backsword was superior to both the rapier and the longsword for the military.

Some believe this lead to the widespread use of the hanger in 17th century English armies. Others see his thoughts as a confirmation of contemporary practise.