Taillefer is not Talhoffer

In 1834 Johann Martin Lappenberg wrote down the history of England. In the 1st Volume of his "Geschichte von England" on the page 551 he describes the Battle of Hastings. "Sogleich entbrannte der Kampf auf drei Stellen, die Trompeten, Zinken und Hörner hallten von den Hügeln wider, und die Normannen begannen den Angriff. Der erste Schlag war durch einen edeln, … Continue reading Taillefer is not Talhoffer

1492 The “Pergament Fencingbook” of Eberhard I, Duke of Württemberg

In Urach, 1492 Dezember 26, Eberhard I, Duke of Württemberg, dictated his last will and testament. He will be dead on the 24 February 1496 in Tübingen. This testament fills 20 pages and would not be of any interest to the researchers of old European martial arts if there would not be a small note on … Continue reading 1492 The “Pergament Fencingbook” of Eberhard I, Duke of Württemberg

1467 The maker of books, artist and writer: Stefan Schreiber

The Duke Eberhard im Barte (Eberhard the Bearded) paid Hans Talhoffer 10 Gulden as his Fencing Master and to create a book on his behalf in 1467. In his last will Duke Eberhard named this book as his parchment fencing book. Today the manuscript is registered as Cod.icon. 394a to be found at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich, Germany. It was probably … Continue reading 1467 The maker of books, artist and writer: Stefan Schreiber

1436 Epitaph of Jörg Frauenberger

This is the epitaph of Jörg[Georg] Frauenberger of Haag at Hohenburg, the torturer of Jacob Auer (see blog post: 1434 Hans Talhoffer and case of Wilhelm of Villenbach). Jörg Frauenberger the elder is reported dead in 1436. In 1435 he sieged and conquered the famous cave-castle Stein in Stein a.d.Traun in a feud. This epitaph is in the cloister church of Gars. … Continue reading 1436 Epitaph of Jörg Frauenberger

1435 Hans Talhoffer and Jörg Frauenberger the torturer

1435 July 9 - Another piece of the Villenbach/Villach puzzle: Jörg Frawenberger of Haag at Hohenburg was NO nice guy. He imprisoned and tortured the Nurembeger citizen Jacob Auer until this man confessed the killing of Wilhelm of Villenbach. Emperor Sigismund is not amused hearing this. BOOKS USED IN THIS ARTICLE [1] Regesten Sigismund RI … Continue reading 1435 Hans Talhoffer and Jörg Frauenberger the torturer