Thrand in collaboration with Chris Sizemore and Shawn Kreger test an English longsword technique called the Rownde or Round form the Ledall Roll a longsword fencing manual from 1535 and 1550 Tudor Period England. The Manual is assumed to be written by J Ledall,.The only fencer with the name J. Ledall currently known to be active in Britain in this time period was John Ledall/Ledale (ca.1515-1582), a British merchant born in York, England, between 1513 and 1518 and awarded Freedom of the City of York in 1529 or 1530. The only son of a glover, Ledall was himself a merchant and seems to have been quite wealthy; he was also a prominent member of the Guild of Corpus Christi, which he joined with his wife Elizabeth Vavasour in 1533. In 1547, Ledall was awarded the title Chamberlain of York, which indicates that he must have been a bridge-master at some point before that time. He died in 1582 and was buried at St. John’s Chapel Micklegate. Thrand does this testing on an analog Gel head and tatami.
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