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The Armour of Johann von Sporck

The seventeenth century is a depressing period for lovers of European armour. Europe was desperately poor and wracked by war, while a fashion for very heavy muskets fired from rests meant that armourers could no longer promise to protect most of the body against the most common dangers at a bearable weight, and the sports which had kept the nobility patrons of armour had fallen out of fashion. 528 more words

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Modern Masters 2015

One big piece of news over the weekend is that Magic has its first consecutive World Champion, as Shahar Shenhar of Israel won handily against Patrick Chapin in the finals yesterday. 265 more words

General Magic