Paul-Wagner.pngPaul Wagner was President of the Macquarie Dark Ages Society from 1997-1999, and was a founding member of the Stoccata School of Defence. Paul teaches courses in Single Sword according to George Silver, Highland Broadsword according to Thomas Page, Sword and Buckler according to I.33, Rapier according to Joseph Swetnam, English quarterstaff and English longsword.

He has given seminars for the Melbourne Swordplay Guild in Victoria, Finesse Academie of Fence in Canberra Australia and Medius Auvum Comitatus in Auckland, New Zealand, Sweden, the UK, and USA.

Paul is the Chief Instructor for the Newton and Sydney branches, and one of the main instructors for the Epping branch.


Paul’s current publications include:


Pictish Warrior AD 297-841 (Warrior Series 50), Osprey Publishing, 2002 –

Master of Defence: The Works of George Silver, Paladin Press, 2003 –

Medieval Sword and Shield by Paul Wagner and Stephen Hand, Chivalry Bookshelf, 2003 –

Highland Broadsword by Paul Wagner and Mark Rector, Chivalry Bookshelf, 2004 –


“Gaelic Swordsmanship” in Highland Swordsmanship, ed. Mark Rector, Chivalry Bookshelf, 2002

“Inside, Outside, Left Foot, Right Foot: Assumptions of Handedness in Weapons of the Staff” in SPADA Vol.1, Chivalry Bookshelf, 2002

“Highland Swordsmanship” in SPADA Vol.1,Chivalry Bookshelf, 2002

“Talhoffer’s sword and duelling shield as a model for reconstructing Early Medieval sword and shield techniques” with Stephen Hand in SPADA Vol.1, Chivalry Bookshelf, 2002