Thoughts of Joachim Meyer

“Then since, gracious prince and lord, I have thought and intended
to show my due service to the common fatherland in this, with
such little talent as the Almighty has graciously allotted to me; and,
to speak without vainglory, I have not only learned the
praiseworthy knightly art of combat from skilled and famous
masters, but have also now practiced it for many years, and have
instructed young princes, counts, lords, and nobles in it, and was
graciously and kindly requested by your kind princely grace on
many occasions to write up this praiseworthy art of combat…”

-Joachim Meyer 1570


From ‘Meyer Freifechter Guild’