Henry Angelo (1756 – 1835)

NPG 5310; Henry Angelo by Mather Brown

The son of a famous Italian sword master,  Henry Angelo inherited his father’s Fencing Academy in Bond Street, London in 1785. It was there, in an atmosphere somewhere between that of a private club and a gymnasium, that many of the famous names of the period, including  Lord Byron, practiced in the shooting gallery and took lessons in fencing and boxing.

One of Marianne’s potential lovers fences regularly at Angelo’s Fencing Academy in Candice’s book In the Thrill of the Night.

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