Warder Raphael di Merisi

SCA Name: Warder Raphael di Merisi

SCA location: Midrealm

Bio: Raphael has been a student of Italian swordsmanship for over fourteen years, having done well for himself in both martial and A&S tournaments as well as studied under many leaders in the field.

Class title: The Duel in Sixteenth Century Italy

Class description: A gentleman’s way of resolving disputes. Dueling culture was pervasive throughout upper class Italian circles and knowing how to engage in one properly consisted of a large part of a young gentle’s cultural education. This class will be focusing in one what a duel actually looked like, what cultural context could have produced so many, and how you might gain the rules were ever for you to find yourself ensnared in a dispute of honor.

Class length: 50 minutes

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