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Angelo, Domenico [formerly Angiolo Domenico Maria Tremamondo] (1717–1802), fencing master, was born on 6 February 1717 in the Italian seaport of Leghorn, the eldest of six brothers, sons of Giovanni Tremamondo, a merchant from Leghorn, and his wife, Catrina Angiola, née Malevolti...

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Domenico Angelo (1717–1802) by John Hall, pubd 1763 (after James Gwyn) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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See Angelo, Domenico [formerly Angiolo Domenico Maria Tremamondo]

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See Angelo, Domenico [formerly Angiolo Domenico Maria Tremamondo]

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Beaumont, Charles-Louis Leopold Alfred de [formerly Alfred Leopold Charles de Beaumont Klein] (1902–1972), fencer, was born at 26 Alexandra Drive, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, on 5 May 1902, the son of Louis Leopold Martial Baynard de Beaumont Klein (1849–1934) and his wife, Kathleen Mary O'Hagan (1876–1974)...

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Cooke, Sir (Ernest George) Stenson (1874–1942), secretary of the Automobile Association and fencer, was born Ernest George Cooke at 9 Shrubland Road, Haggerstone, London, on 5 October 1874, the second of the three children of Silas Cooke (1850–1925), a clerk who worked in a stationer's business and who later became a dealer in wine, and his wife, ...

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Sir (Ernest George) Stenson Cooke (1874–1942) by Howard Coster, 1937 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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See Godfrey, Ambrose, the elder [known as Ambrose Godfrey Hanckwitz the elder]

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Haig, Dame Mary Alison Glen [née Mary Alison James] (1918–2014), fencer and sports official, was born on 12 July 1918 at 10 Alma Road, Islington, London, the only child of Captain William Charles James (1883–1955), an officer in the ...

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Hope, Sir William, first baronet (1664–1729), swordsman and writer, was the son of Sir John Hope (d. 1661) of Hopetoun, Lanarkshire, and his second wife, Lady Mary Keith, the eldest daughter of William, seventh Earl Marischal. A passionate amateur swordsman, he was one of the most prolific authors on swordplay, writing between 1687 and 1724 five books that became the unrivalled authorities on their subject for more than fifty years. He was knighted by ...