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Medieval Siege Society DeCobham Man-at-Arms Demonstration

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The DeCobham Household is part of the Medieval Siege Society representing military life in the Wars of the Roses period (1455-1487), as the personal retinue of Sir Peter Samworth, who in turn fights for the Lords Cobham. We are principally a Man-at-Arms unit, by which we mean heavily armoured knights & soldiers who fight at close quarters on foot with swords & poll-axes. We also portray the camp life of a military household on campaign. The household is currently interpreting 15th Century Fencing Manuals, principally the German Fechtbuchs. These authentic techniques are demonstrated by the household members in their Man-at-Arms demonstration.

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