Ewart Oakeshott – Records of the Medieval Sword – An enduring legacy…

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Ewart Oakeshott was a scholar from outside the traditional academic circles and maybe that was for the best. He carried with him a wonderfully romantic view of one of history’s most noble weapons. It’s his enthusiasm for the sword that truly takes his research out of the dry laboratory that is typical of such archeological investigations, whilst maintaining an erudite precision that’s rooted solidly in the facts.