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Matthew joins Chiswick Auctions as Arms, Armour and Militaria Specialist following involvement with the field of arms and armour since his teens. He specialised in medieval warfare and equipment in his undergraduate Medieval History & Archaeology degree at University College London and has been involved in collecting antique swords and firearms for over 20 years. In researching and lecturing on arms, armour and historical military treatises, he has presented at the Royal Armouries, the Wallace Collection, the Imperial Armoury in Vienna and elsewhere. Building on his core studies in medieval and renaissance European arms and armour, in recent years Matthew has become better known for his work with 18th and 19th century swords, firearms and military history, in which he has also published and shared original research.

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