The BBC's Mike Bushell tries his hand at fencing
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Mike Bushell gets to the point of fencing

The BBC's Mike Bushell tries his hand at fencing, which has been played since Roman times, and was one of the most popular forms of staged entertainment in the 16th century.

It is now enjoying a present-day renaissance, thanks to swashbuckling films like Pirates of the Caribbean.

  • 10 Mar 2012
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