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Sir William Segar

(c. 1559—1633) herald


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(d. 1633), who became Garter king-of-arms in 1603, wrote various military treatises including The Book of Honour and Arms: Wherein is Discoursed the Causes of Quarrels and the Nature of Injuries (1590). This book seems to have suggested some details of duelling practice in Romeo and Juliet and Love's Labour's Lost.

From The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Renaissance Art.


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