Brion Thornbird ap Rhys

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Resides: Western Seas
Status: Inactive
Awards: Visit the Caid Order of Precedence
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SA, in pale 3 dragons passant argent

Count Brion Thornbird ap Rhys, KSCA, OL

He was elevated to the Order of the Laurel for Armoring on 11/22/1986 by TRM Edward and Ilaria. On September 6, 1987 by TRM Hanno and Cassaundra knighted him at Baja Wars 1987 in Calafia.

Persona

Offices & Positions


Event Staff

Projects & Publications

Principal, Thornbird Arms (1984-1993)

Co-founder, Schola Saint George (school of chivalric martial arts anchored on Fiore dei Liberi's Fior di Battaglia (branches across the U.S.)

Co-founder, Company of Saint George

Publisher, Chivalry Bookshelf (1996 - 2011)

Owner, Revival Enterprises, Ltd. (2001 - 2011)

Editor, Chronique: The Journal of Chivalry (1993-1998)

Monographs

    Historical Forms of the Medieval Tournament, 1996
    Introduction to Swordsmanship, 1997

Books

    Book of the Tournament, Chivalry Bookshelf, 1996
    Two chapters: Facets of Knighthood, 1998
    Techniques of Medieval Armour Reproduction, Paladin Press, 1999
    Ramon Lull's Book of Knighthood & Chivalry, Chivalry Bookshelf, 2003
    Editor: Teaching & Interpreting Historical Swordsmanship, Chivalry Bookshelf, 2004
    Contributor: Teaching & Interpreting Historical Swordsmanship, 2004
    Sword in Two Hands: A Full Color Training Guide for Fiore dei Liberi's Fior di Battaglia, Chivalry Bookshelf, 2007
    Chapter: in King Arthur in Popular Culture, Routledge, 1998
    Chapter: “The Technology of Personal Combat: Arms, Armour and Fighting Techniques During the Hundred Years’ War,” 
        Dankeschrift for John Francis Guilmartin, (Forthcoming, Brill, 2018) 

Dissertation

    The Martial Arts of Medieval Europe, University of North Texas, Dept. of History, 2011

Articles

    "Yron e Stele: Chivalric Ethos, Martial Pedagogy, Arms, Armour & Combat Technique in the Early Fourteenth Century Middle English Version of Guy of Warwick,” 
         Journal of Medieval Military History, issue #16, 2018) 
    “A Fifteenth Century Manual of War: Conrad Kyeser’s Bellifortis,” 2500-word article for Medieval Warfare, Oct. 2016  
    “Honor” in the Sage Encyclopedia of Social Science & War, Oct. 2016 
    “The Wars of Medieval Europe” in the Sage Encyclopedia of Social Science & War, Oct. 2016
    “The Poleaxe and the Changing Nature of War,” Medieval Warfare, June 2015
    “A Proposed Methodology for the Validation of Historical European Martial Arts,” Initial: The Journal of Medieval Studies #3, (June 2015)

Reviews

    “Armour of the English Knight: 1400-1450,” Tobias Capwell, Journal of Arms & Armour Studies (Royal Armouries at Leeds, Aug. 2016)
    “John Wyclif on War and Peace ” Rory Cox, the Journal of Military History (Jan. 2016) 
    “Ecclesiastical Knights: The Military Orders of Castile: 1100-1300,” Sam Zeno Conodera, Journal of Military History, (forthcoming) 
    “Chivalry and the Ideals of Knighthood in France During the Hundred Years’ War, by Christopher Taylor, The Journal of Military History, April 2015
    “De Itinere Navali: A German Third Crusader’s Chronicle of his Voyage and the Siege of Almohad Silves, 1189 AD / Muwahid Xelb, 585 AH,” by Dana Cushing, 
         The Journal of Military History, (Oct 2014)
    “Warfare in Eastern Europe, 1500 - 1700,” ed. Brian L. Davies (Brill, 2012), The Journal of Military History, (April 2013) 

Seminars, Lectures & Talks

    Entering with the Sword in One Hand, Kawaii-Kon, Honolulu (8 Apr. 2017) 
    Take that Weapon Away! Disarms in Fiore dei Liberi’s L’Arte d’Armizare, Kawaii-Kon, Honolulu (8 Apr. 2017) 
    The Technology of Personal Combat: Arms, Armour and Fighting Techniques During the Hundred Years’ War, Dankeschrift for John Francis Guilmartin, Ohio State University, 23 Sept. 2016 
    Fiore dei Liberi’s L’Arte d’Armizare, Lawton, OK (June 2016) 
    Medieval Armour & Armoured Combat: Kawaii-Kon, Honolulu, HI (Apr. 2016) 
    Current Research: Military Culture – USAF Post Vietnam and Medieval Chivalric Culture, Think Tech TV, Honolulu, (10 Sept. 2015) 
    Building Sparring Skill: Combat decision-making exercised through dynamic entry drills. SSG Summer Symposium, Atlanta, GA (Aug 2015) 
    Medieval Feats of Arms: A brief history of the forms, mechanisms and their use for students of the chivalric martial arts. SSG Summer Symposium, Atlanta, GA (Aug 2015) 
    Aristotle and the Martial Arts of Medieval Europe: The Idea of “arte”, pedagical method, and the historical context of the surviving medieval fechtbüchen, Martial Arts Conference, University of Cardiff, UK, (May 2015) 
    Medieval Combat: Sources & Experiences. Kawaii-Kon, Honolulu, HI (Mar. 2015) 
    Percussive Combatives, Afghan National Army 3/3 kandak officers, FOB Nijrab, Afghanistan, Nov. 2011. French Foreign Legion officers, Dec. 2011 
    Bastard Sword of Fiore dei Liberi, SCA Centurian Collegium, Austin, TX Jan. 2010 
    Historical and Modern Pedagogies in Historical Martial Arts, Scientific Congress for Martial Arts and Combat Sports, Viseau, Portugal, June 2009 
    From Iudicum Dei to Combat d'honneur: Morphology of Trial by Combat in the Middle Ages, International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, April 2008 
    Spear Combat in the German Treatises, Lewisville, TX, June 2007 
    Zhogo Largo as Tactics in Fiore dei Liberi's Fior di Battaglia, Lewisville, TX June 2007 
    Ramifications of the Zhogo Largo in Fiore dei Liberi, Western Martial Arts Workshop, Dallas, 2006 
    Exchanging the Point: Fiore's Method of Handling a Thrust, Western Martial Arts Workshop, Dallas, 2006 
    Birds of a Feather: Chivalry in the Medieval Fechtbucher. Rattan College, Lawrence, 2005 
    Survey of Medieval Arms and Armour, International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, 2005 
    Introduction to the Medieval Poleaxe, Western Martial Arts Workshop, Racine, 2004 
    Zhogo Largo as Tactics, Western Martial Arts Workshop, Racine, 2004 
    What are the Fechtbucher? SCA's regional Collegium, March, 2004 
    Medieval Spear & Poleaxe, Helsinki, Finland, February 2004 
    Research for Reenactors, SCA regional Collegium, Houston, 2003 
    Ponderous, Cruel & Mortal: The Medieval Poleaxe, International Congress for Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, 2003 
    The Hundred Year's War, regional SCA Collegium, Slippery Rock, 2002 
    Forms of the Medieval Tournament, regional SCA Collegium, Berkeley, 2002 
    The Medieval Fighting Treatises, International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, 2002 
    Introduction to Medieval Poleaxe, Western Martial Arts Workshop, Racine, 2002 
    Chivalry as a Safety Mechanism, Western Martial Arts Workshop, Toronto, Oct. 2001 
    Contemporary Chivalry: The Internet & Modern Tournament Societies, Arthurian Society session at the Popular Culture Conference, Orlando, 1998 
    Stanford University Lecture (Engineeering Dept.): Quality & Craftsmanship series, 1995-6 
    Introduction to Medieval Combat Arts, special weekend seminar, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1988

Memories

Photos

Information

Wikipedia Brian R. Price

Academia.edu Page [1]

Schola Saint George [2]