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    Juliana de Northwood




    Rowany (Sydney, NSW)

    Contact Details

    PH: +61 450 573 711


    • The Medieval Dagger Vol I, Guy Windsor, 2012
    • Academy of the Sword, The Mystery of the Spanish Circle in Swordsmanship and Esoteric Arts, Tibault 1630, John Michael Greer, 2006
    • Teaching and Interpreting Historical Swordsmanship, Brian R. Price, 2005
    • The Art of the Two Handed Sword, Ken Mondschein, 2012
    • Guildmaster Tariq ibn Jelal's Instant Guild Library v1.0

    Research Interests

    I have a love for fencing theory.  Why?  I have no idea.  It is one thing to know 'how' to perform an action, but something completely different to actually knowing 'why' you do something and 'why' it works.

    As for on the field, I have been known to switch freely between schools when I get bored.  The three schools that I go between are Manciolino Bolognese, Giganti and Ettenhard.  I am working on really getting to grips with these three schools to better understand them and their actual biomechanics.

    Teaching Speciality

    • Teaching combatants with disabilities and helping them to find 'other' ways of performing actions to the best of their ability.
    • Helping female fencers understand that this really is a game for them in which they can excel, and working with them so that they do so.


    I began training in Darton after May Crown 2008, after seeing how much joy there was when Don Emrys Tudor and Adib ibn Jelal fenced during the event.

    On Monday the 2nd day of February AS 43 (2009), at Canterbury Faire, Scholar Juliana de Northwood, sponsored by Guildmaster Owain Cantor ap Hughe, did play her Free Scholar's Prize in the form of Rapier. The candidate was examined by Free Scholars Lijsbet van den Kirk and Diego of Darton, Provost Don William de Cameron and Guildmaster Don Henry Fox. The examiners agreed that the candidate had successfully played the Prize and did elevate her to the rank of Free Scholar.

    On Saturday the 12th day of December AS 44 (2009) at the Rowany Yule Feast Free Scholar Juliana de Northwood, sponsored by Guildmaster ibn Jelal ad-Adib, did play her Journeyman's Prize in the forms of Single Rapier, Rapier and Dagger, and Sword and Targa. The candidate was examined by Provosts Adair MacDermid and Don Emrys Tudor, and Guildmasters Don Owain Cantor ap Hughe, Don Henry Fox, and Don Angus Galbraith. After due consideration her examiners declared that she had been successful in bearing away of the prize, and did award her the rank of Journeyman.

    At Rowany Festival on Friday the 29th Day of March AS 47 (2013), Journeyman Juliana de Northwood, sponsored by Ancient Guildmaster Dameon Greybeard and Guildmaster ibn Jelal,  did play her Provost Prize against all Provosts and Guildmasters in their subtle mystery at these weapons, viz Rapier, Rapier and Dagger, Dagger, Rapier and Buckler and Rapier and Cane. Said Journeyman was present upon the field at Rowany Festival at the allotted time, and was examined by Provosts Gordon of Darton, Gilbert de Walchop, Emrys Tudor, Wolfram Flammenhertz, Guildmasters Silfren the Singer, Caleb Adolphus and William Blackwood.  After due consideration, her examiners did decide that the Prize had been achieved, and did elevate Juliana to the rank of Provost.

    At Rowany Festival, on Saturday the 26th of March AS 50 (2016), the body of Guildmasters gave their leave and licence to Provost Juliana de Northwood to attempt her Guildmasters prize. The examiners for her prize were Guildmasters ibn Jelal, Owain Cantor ap Hugh, William Blackwood, Francois Henri Guyon, Caleb Adolphus, Gilbert Walhop, Silfren the Singer and Dameon Greybeard. After due consideration Juliana was judged to have been successful in her seven forms vis: single rapier, rapier and dagger, case of rapier, sword and buckler (c&t), sword and rotella (c&t) single dagger (c&t), cloak and dagger (c&t). Juliana was thereby raised to the rank of Guildmaster to the acclaim of the populous and the Queen who was in attendance throughout the prize. Juliana was presented with her black sash, that had been the sash of Guildmaster Caleb Adolphus, who had received it from Guildmaster ibn Jelal, who had received it from Ancient Guildmaster Dameon Greybeard, which was made for him by Mistress Leonie de Grey. The sash was presented to Guildmistress Juliana de Northwood by Queen Bethony Gaitskell upon the field following the prize.


    Last updated on 18 Jul 2016, 4:51:25.