The art of defence on foot was first published in 1798 it is a detailed manual of instruction for british military infantry swordsmanship it is the oldest known british manual intended to teach purely military swordsmanship on foot. Bucher fremdsprachig wahlen sie die abteilung aus in der sie suchen mochten. Aimed at the volunteer regiments of the napoleonic era when engagements with swords were still a reality of warfare the art of defence on foot was explicitly written for civilians wanting to learn to fence with the saber broad sword or spadroon. Get this from a library the art of defence on foot with the broad sword and sabre adapted also for the spadroon or cut and thrust sword c roworth john taylor broadsword master of london robert ker porter sir. Page 85 this cut will always be extremely hazardous with the sword in real contest unless your antagonist advances his right foot by standing much too wide upon guard
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