For people who would like to do more study and learning at home, this page lists some resources that might be useful.
Most of what is presented on YouTube is generally guff, let alone relevant for what we study at the club.
However, there are a few channels that are worthwhile, even if their material or advice is slightly different to what we do. It could still be worth watching and listening to these people, just with the caveat that while interesting, not everything they say will match what we do at the club:
- https://www.youtube.com/@BrittanySaintLeafy (maybe the closest to how we do things!)
(All YouTube links will open in a new tab. We are open to the idea of updating this list, it is definitely not complete.)
There are several books that could be relevant for studying HEMA. We have recommendations for a few volumes that are particularly relevant for what we do at the club:
There are also many other books, of course, on different topics and subjects and disciplines. It can be worth browsing some of the various publishers to see what they have on offer:
- Fallen Rook Publishing (opens in new tab)
- Freelance Academy Press (opens in new tab)
- HEMA Bookshelf (opens in new tab)
- AGEA Editoria (opens in new tab)
- Ense et Mente (opens in new tab)
- Wyvern Media (opens in new tab)
- Acta Periodica Duellatorum (opens in new tab)
- Pen & Sword (opens in new tab)
- Boydell & Brewer (opens in new tab)
- Palgrave Macmillan (opens in new tab)
Websites and blogs
Keith Farrell maintains a website with blog articles, translations, videos, and other resources at KeithFarrell.net
The Wiktenauer is a phenomenal collection of scans, translations, transcriptions, and information about the various HEMA-related sources.
There are various social hubs for discussing HEMA on Facebook, including:
- UK HEMA discussion group
- HEMA International Discussion
- HEMA United
Of course, it must be said that most Facebook groups are not particularly helpful or friendly places.
There is also a HEMA-related group on Reddit, called r/wma, which is probably slightly better than the Facebook groups.
There are apparently HEMA-related channels on Discord if you go searching for them.
Unfortunately, there is no single, central place for listing events in the UK. However, we do the best we can to keep an up-to-date list on our own website.
See: Liverpool HEMA dates