About the Late Rapier Series
The Late Rapier Series by Reinier van Noort comprises three books: Lessons on the Thrust, Of the Single Rapier, and The True Principles of the Single Sword.
These books cover a range of original texts from Germany, the Netherlands and France, describing the use of the rapier in the late 17th century. After being introduced from Italy earlier in the century, the style of fencing with the rapier continued to develop throughout Europe. This triptych of fencing treatises gives an insight into the status of these developments around the year 1670 in three different European countries.
Books in Series
Van Noort, Reinier. Lessons on the Thrust. Glasgow: Fallen Rook Publishing, November 2014. ISBN 978-0-9926735-4-3.
Van Noort, Reinier. Of the Single Rapier. Glasgow: Fallen Rook Publishing, July 2015. ISBN 978-0-9926735-8-1.
Van Noort, Reinier and Antoine Coudre. The True Principles of the Single Sword. Glasgow: Fallen Rook Publishing, January 2016. ISBN 978-0-9934216-0-0.
Keith Farrell teaches HEMA professionally, often at international events (why not hire me to teach at your event?), and has an interest in coaching instructors to become better teachers. I teach regularly at Liverpool HEMA, and help behind the scenes with running HEMA in Glasgow at the Vanguard Centre.