Origins of Words & Phrases

When I was doing the research for my story of England’s last fatal duel, A Matter of Honour – a landmark book that made me world-famous in certain sections of Maple Avenue…

41P882lN1LL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU02_

hypnotised-dog-scott-j

Focus on my eyes alone…buy…buy…buy…

…I also wrote about the history of duelling in general, and how people duelled with swords before the advent of the pistol. There was a lot of debate at the time as to which type of sword was better – particularly the stout English broadsword versus the fancy, flimsy French rapier. One thing I learned was that the English short sword was often used in conjunction with a type of shield called a ‘buckler’ – hence the term Swashbuckler.

mrz012

Advertisements

About ramblesofawriter

Writer, thinker, tea drinker.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Origins of Words & Phrases

  1. chloefb says:

    And a very good and entertaining book it is too!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s