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date: 13 May 2021

McBane, Donaldlocked

(1664–c. 1730)
  • Malcolm Fare

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McBane, Donald (1664–c. 1730), army officer and writer on swordsmanship, was the son of a farmer and publican near Inverness. Little is known of his background and life other than what appears in his colourful memoir The Expert Swordsman's Companion (1728). Aged twenty-three, ...

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