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Lecture from the Authors of The Lost Second Book of Nicoletto Giganti

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by Meg Floyd

Photo by Reinis Rinka

Join the authors and translators of The Loss Second Book of Nicoletto Giganti in London this spring as they discuss their work.

Piermarco Terminiello and Joshua Pendragon give a lecture on Giganti’s lost second book at The Wallace Collection on Saturday 22nd March 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Price: Admission Free

Ages: All Ages

Location: Hertford House, Manchester Square, W1U 3BN London, United Kingdom

Lecturer: Piermarco Terminiello and Joshua Pendragon

Nicoletto Giganti’s famous 1606 work on rapier fighting is one of the great classics of Renaissance fencing scholarship. In it Giganti refined the Italian school of self-defence considerably, bringing it to a wide international audience. In the centuries that followed, rumours circulated that Giganti had written a second book, but this claim could never be confirmed. It appeared that no copies of Giganti’s sequel had survived, if indeed it had ever existed – until one was discovered in the care of the Wallace Collection in 2013. Giganti’s second book of fencing has now been translated into English and published by two practitioner-scholars, Piermarco Terminiello and Joshua Pendragon. Join the authors and Tobias Capwell, Curator of Arms and Armour, for a fascinating discussion of the work and its remarkable discovery.

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