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The number of sites available online for this topic is enormous.  This site can not and does not index all available resources.  The following does provide some idea of what is available online and will hopefully be a good starting point for a more extensive search.

Articles on the Weapons and History of Fencing __ A couple of click-to-read articles including histories of foil, and epee. - From Imperial College Fencing Club - http://www.union.ic.ac.uk/acc/fencing/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15:articles-on-the-weapons-and-history-of-fencing&Itemid=85

A Brief History of Fencing __ A couple of paragraphs. - From Julian Dermoudy - http://www.ii.uib.no/~arild/fencing/text/fenc-hist-txt.html

A Brief History of Fencing __ Actually a not-so-brief look at fencing history. - From fresno-fencing.com - http://www.fresno-fencing.com/HistoryofFencing.htm

Brief History of Fencing in Canada __ "Canadian fencing dates back to 1816 when Maitre Girard opened the first fencing school in Montréal. The first Canadian Championships were held in 1902."  An overview of Canadian fencing history. - From fencing.ca - http://www.fencing.ca/brief_cdn_fencing_history_eng.htm 

Fencing History __ "Fencing has existed for thousands of years in many forms and many cultures. We have compiled several original resources on the history of fencing to help you learn more about it's rich and varied background."  You will find a few resources. - From thinkquest.org - http://library.thinkquest.org/15340/history.html  

Fencing History __ You will find several click-to-read articles and resources about fencing history along with other information about the sport. - From acfencers.com - http://www.acfencers.com/fencinghistory.html

History of Fencing __ A collection of resources about fencing and fencing history. - From fencing.net - http://www.fencing.net/about/history.html

History of Fencing __ "Fencing evolved from an ancient form of combat. Pictorial carvings from a temple in Egypt dating back to 1190 BC show fencers at play. Many other civilizations like those of China, Persia, Babylonia, Japan and Greece trained its people in swordplay for combat."  An overview of fencing history. - From chevroncars.com - http://www.chevroncars.com/learn/sports/history-fencing

History of fencing __ You will find encyclopedic articles related to fencing history along with links to additional materials. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_fencing

The History of Fencing __ A detailed look at fencing history. - From swordsmen101.com - http://swordsmen101.com/historyoffencing.html

The History of Fencing __ "The sword has always played an important role as both a military weapon and a symbol of honor. Although no longer used as a weapon in our armed services, its mystique can still be seen today as a ceremonial part of military uniforms."  A brief look at the history of fencing along with additional information about the sport. - From zianet.com - http://www.zianet.com/rfc/page2.html

A Short History of Fencing __ "Fencing is probably one of the oldest games in existence, for it sprang directly from the duel, and the latter has been extant as long as there has been war. In the old days there were duels between two persons, and often between two whole armies, depending on the conditions of war."  A good overview of fencing history. - From harvard.edu - http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~fencing/oldweb/history/fencinghistory.html

The Studio of American Fencing - An Unofficial History of Fencing __ An essay about fencing history. - From James V. Ciaramitaro - http://saf.pair.com/history.htm   

A Timeline of Fencing History __ Annotated timeline of important events in fencing history. - From acfencers.com - http://www.acfencers.com/timeline.html 

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