Renaissance Warfare in Theory and Practice
Taught by Gordon Frye of the School of the Renaissance Soldier
Sunday, November 11, 2007 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 4 hour class with 1 hr lunch break.
6301 308th Avenue SE. Preston, WA 98033 (425-222-7629) Map Link
Minimum $5 donation suggested for instructor's expenses.
This class is intended for those who are interested in developing or enriching a 16th and early 17th century North-Western European soldier persona. This is an excellent preparatory class for those interested in attending the "School of the Renaissance Soldier: North," which will hopefully be held in January, 2008 or the "SRS:Actions in the Lowe Countries" held in Sacramento, California in April 2008. Both schools are open to all, with the proviso that proper clothing and accoutrements be worn. This class will address those requirements.
The focus of the class will be on the broader aspects of Renaissance Warfare in North-Western Europe, rather than just the material culture. A broad knowledge of the breakdown of armies will be useful to folks, as will a basic understanding of the how's and why's of the fairly complex nature of the building-blocks of those armies.
The course will go into some details on the clothing, arms and armour, and camp accoutrements of common soldiers, both Foote and Horse, of the 16th and early-17th Centuries. Since the instructor's main interest is Horse, that of course will be much of the focus of the class, but Foote will also be discussed, and if anyone is attending with a particular interest in Foote, the instructor is more than happy to adjust things to their benefit.
About the instructor
Gordon Frye has had a deep interest in history and weapons of all sorts from early childhood, earning a Master of Arts degree in Western History in 1982. He has worked as an assistant Reenactor Coordinator for Cavalry for such historical films as Ride with the Devil and The Patriot, having taken part in a host of others. His present passion is Renaissance Cavalry and he is a Director of the School of Renaissance Soldier. He is often described as having "stepped out of a book."
About the School of the Renaissance Soldier
The School of the Renaissance Soldier (SRS) is a historical reenactor's research institute. It is dedicated to advancing the cause of in-depth, research-based, Renaissance era, military reenactment. This is accomplished by engaging in rigorous research, analysis, and documentation of primary sources from the 16th and 17th centuries
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