We've reached the year 1509 in our timeline of Maestro Wars, and as a consequence of focus and time we had to mark the battle of Agnadello as a footnote in our story. That said, Agnadello is more than just a significant Venetian defeat to the historical fencing community, it marks the death of one of it's greatest authors, Pietro Monte. Pietro Monte was one of the greatest swordsman of his age, the personal tutor of one of Italy's greatest knights, a friend of great artists like Leonardo da Vinci, and the ideal Renaissance Courtier.
It's that or the Collectanea is a book full of some guys tricks...
Stephen and I sit down with Mike Prendergast to find out, and settle some scores. Mike is a longtime HEMA and SCA practitioner, he's also a Pietro Monte expert, and probably one of the nicest human beings I've ever had the pleasure to meet--until you put a rapier in his hand. Mike has competed across the globe in longsword, sword and buckler and Rapier, and found success wherever he's traveled. Join us as we travel back to Milan, Florence and the battlefield of Agnadello to learn more about the the legendary Pietro Monte!
Visit Mike's website for a free PDF of his Monte translation here: