The festivities at the day King Maximilian made Eberhard im Barte the Duke of Württemberg and Teck (the Duke of Teck is a title belonging to the Windsors today) took place at the Reichstag at Worms at the 21. July 1495. Every issue of the festivities was carefully planned, the place, the clothes to wear, the set of … Continue reading 1495 The Tournament at the Reichstag at Worms
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
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
In 1467 Eberhard the Bearded payed Hans Talhoffer 10 Guilder and gave him rye and oat. This is good and easy earned money and the book will be worth every Guilder spent. Vberslag des bruchs von anno 67 biß in anno 68 von einer rechnung zü der andern. [fol. 21 r] Item Cunrat Häßlich 20 … Continue reading 1467 Hans Talhoffer in service of Eberhard im Bart of Württemberg
At 3rd and 4th of Juli 1474 Duke Eberhard im Barte married Barbara Gonzaga of Mantua. One of the Marquards of Königsegg was invited there. This is a late event who shows the link between the family of Königsegg and the Duke Eberhard. Seven years after the last book was prepared by Hans Talhoffer.