Gerhardt von Hohensee
Pennsic War (A.S. 53 / C.E. 2018)
Or, three seeblätter one and two, a trimount gules.
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Gerhardt von Hohensee joined the Society in A.S. 47, and picked up the rapier in A.S. 51.
Hohensee was a small town in some mountainous region of the German-speaking states around the turn of the seventeenth century, most likely destroyed by somebody or other during the Thirty Years War, and of which Gerhardt was a member of the local gentry. For whatever reason Gerhardt departed his native land for Italy and other parts of Western Europe, probably to pursue his interest in fencing and goodness knows what else he did.
Gerhardt was a writer of fencing manuals, although the vast majority of his work has apparently been lost.
Excerpt from "A Criticism of Popular Dueling Methods"
There is a particular trende I have observed amongst the French youth, that of attacking an opponent's foote; and whilst occasionally successful (in a manner of speaking), I cannot recommend this method against any serious adversarie; or, for that matter, against anyone wearing shoes. For whilst a barefoote peasant may be prone to such pedary offense, a respectable master of the dueling arte will be quick to punish any cockamamie comportment.
Evidence suggests that Gerhardt was a proponent of Italian methods.
Savatore Fabris 1606
On the Subject of Lawns
There are passing references in the literature to another work by Gerhardt on the subject of lawn care, and in particular the removal of knaves therefrom, but no copy of this document is known to survive.
Espoused to Amalie von Hohensee
Cadet to Don Lucien de Wyntere
Inhabitant of the Barony of Stonemarche
Member of the Bygone House Three Sheets
Junior Member on Double-Secret Probation of The Priory of St. Colin the Dude
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