Lets look at them in detail. In alphabetical order:
Kevin Cote from Canada assisted in the translation and contributed essays to the recent publication of Girard' s 1740 French manual. (see earlier post) In addition to being a keen analyst and interpreter of period texts he is an outstanding swordsman and winner the 2014 International Smallsword Tournament.
Professor Mark P Donnelly from the USA is a multi-award winning author, historian, screenwriter, and television producer as well as internationally renowned duelist, swashbuckler, and constant gentleman. Currently he has about 20 books in print – all of which are non-fiction – and all of which are on historical subjects. In addition to his work in print, Mark P. Donnelly has scripted and/or produced nearly 200 hours of broadcast television for Discovery, History Channel, PBS, BBC, National Geographic, Biography, A&E, etc.
His swordsmanship credentials are equally impressive. He began teaching full-time in 1998 when he founded the Society for the Study of Swordsmanship (S.S.S.) which has expanded to cover 7 different schools throughout the north of England accounting for 100-150 students. These schools can be found in Sheffield, Leeds, York, Durham, Whitby, Hartlepool, and Newcastle. It was due to his work with the S.S.S. and the B.F.H.S. that he was awarded the title of Professor of Arms. Under these auspices he was fortunate to travel throughout the United Kingdom and Europe teaching Western Combatives, Historical Swordsmanship, Dueling, and Manly Arts. And that doses not even begin to detail his expertise and experience.
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