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Published by [Worshipful Company of Bowyers and Worshipful Company of Fletchers] in [London] .
Written in English

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  • Worshipful Company of Bowyers.,
  • Worshipful Company of Fletchers.

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    ContributionsWorshipful Company of Fletchers., Worshipful Company of Bowyers.
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    Pagination[3]p. :
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    Open LibraryOL16823954M


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In its day, the longbow changed history. Strong English arms and yew longbows slaughtered the flower of armored, mounted chivalry. Now relegated to hunting game and target shooting, the longbow nonetheless offers endless enjoyment to those who would, as the author says, "enjoy its unending tussle with simple stick and string."/5(49).

History of the English Longbow The English Archery Law of the 13th century ensured that English men would be come experts with the bow and arrow.

In the ‘Assize of Arms’ ensured that all Englishmen were ordered, by law, that every man between the age of 15 to 60 years old should equip themselves with a bow and arrows. In The Crooked Stick: A History of the Longbow, historian Hugh D.

Soar pulls together all of these strings, presenting the engaging story of this most charismatic standoff weapon. After a careful consideration of Neolithic bows and arrows, the author describes the bow's use in the medieval hunt and its associated customs/5(49).

This is an interesting history about the role of the English longbow in warfare from about A.D. to about A.D.

In the course of discussing the English longbow in warfare, the book touches upon some issues of warfare that go beyond combat archery itself, including the following: The role of combined arms in combat; The importance of military logistics; The effects of tradition and Reviews: 9.

It’s part of the English national myth, after all. But I think my facts about the English longbow are based on the evidence (don’t we all) Famously made of yew. In fact, ash was also used and was perfectly effective. They didn’t call it a longbow back in the day. They just called it a bow. Or a war bow.

The bow was taller that the user. Books shelved as archery: Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel, Archery by Usa Archery, Shooting the Stickbow by Anthony Camera, The Ruins of Gorl. NEW BOOK: Bows and Arrows of the Vikings, Prehistoric Poisoned Arrows, Nordic Bow Woods, The Nature of Wood, Relevant Physics, Tools, Making a longbow, Good Advice, Bow measurements, The.

Books on Archery A huge choice of books on archery available across a very wide range of related subjects. Fantastic books about archery fiction. Learn about making bows and arrows. Make your own traditional archery equipment. If you’re starting the sport and you need archery books for beginners this is the place for you.

The study confirms the medieval chronicles’ description of the longbow, as a fearsome and highly effective weapon. Professor Creighton told the University of Exeter that “these results have profound implications for our understanding of the power of the medieval longbow; for how we recognize arrow trauma in the archaeological record.” Now we have a better insight into the brutal nature.

The Greyhawke English Longbow has no arrow shelf, making it suitable for right or left handed shooters. It is recommended that you use a bowglove (sold separately.) Roughly 72" tip-to-tip with draw weights of #, #, #, #, and # @ 28" draw.

Please specify. String Length: 68" 5/5(3). "History of the English Longbow" is a great comprehensive work for the history of this medieval weapon of mass destruction. In his book, Featherstone has meticulously researched the history of the longbow, from ancient history through its greatest impact in warfare during the Hundred Years' War; specifically, the battles of Crecy, Poitiers, and 5/5(1).

Modern longbows have a useful range up to m ( yd). A N ( lbf) Mary Rose replica longbow was able to shoot a g ( oz) arrow m ( yd) and a g ( oz) a distance of m ( yd). A flight arrow of a professional archer of Edward III's time would reach yds.

Synopsis This revised and expanded edition chronicles the history of the longbow from the earliest known example used years ago, through its coming of age at the battles of Crecy, Poitiers and Agincourt, to its use as a hunting and sporting weapon, and its present-day status in Britain /5(36).

Great deals on arrows and wooden shafts. FREE bow and arrow matching advise Arrow tools to make your own. Buy in bulk or sets. We have even made several hundred for an English longbow archer making an art installation in Borthwick, Scotland.

Take a look at. Still, based on modern experiments I would hazard that the longbow weren't really that lethal but instead had two primary effects on the control of the battle field and the ability of the French to advance.

Firstly, the longbow did allow the English to sweep from the field or prevent the taking to the field of any of the unarmored French units. Longbow is a great book for those who enjoy medieval historical fiction and stories full of action and adventure. Set during the time of Richard the Lionheart's reign, the book follows the hard life of Roland, whose actions set him out on a dangerous path of survival.

Robin Hood and Friar Tuck also make an appearance. It was a fun read/5. Longbows are the icon of traditional bows. Longbows are considered easier to shoot as the longer length disperses the bow weight over a larger area making it draw smooth back to most draw lengths.

Today's longbows use a reflex/deflex design for performance that is a match or better than today's recurve bows. Expect blazing speed, hard hitting. Some people say you cannot shoot a warbow as accurately on the right side of the bow, or outside of the bow, compared to the left side, or inside.

So. The long bow has been around since the earliest history but saw it’s zenith with the D section yew longbow used by the english in the years war.

The power of these bows has always been guessed at as they did not survive the span of   He would later earn the nickname “Mad Jack” or “Fighting Jack” for fighting with a longbow, bagpipes, and a sword in World war two.

Please. 3Rivers English Longbow Arrows offer a classic Medieval look with some modern touches. Like the medieval longbow archers of old, your arrows will fly true. Perfect for reenactors, or medieval archery enthusiasts. Three-fletched with 4½" Medieval cut gray TrueFlight left wing turkey feathers.2/5(2).

History of the English Longbow The English Archery Law of the 13th century ensured that English men would be come experts with the bow and arrow. In the 'Assize of Arms' ensured that all Englishmen were ordered, by law, that every man between the age of 15 to 60 years old should equip themselves with a bow and arrows.

In The Crooked Stick: A History of the Longbow, historian Hugh D. Soar pulls together all of these strings, presenting the engaging story of this most charismatic standoff weapon. After a careful consideration of Neolithic bows and arrows, the author describes the bow's use in the medieval hunt and its associated customs/5(38).

The English Medieval war arrow, like the longbow, is a controversial subject. Known as the clothyard shaft, it was efficient, cheap, capable of being mass-produced, and "made in greater numbers than any other type of arrow in history" But few sources agree to.

In The Crooked Stick: A History of the Longbow, historian Hugh D. Soar presents the engaging story of this most charismatic standoff #;Through a remarkable command of manuscript and printed sources and a judicious use of material evidence, including his own important collection of rare longbows, Hugh Soar establishes the deep connections of this bow to England.

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: Chapters: Battle of Agincourt, Crossbow, English longbow, Yeoman, Mounted archery, History of crossbows, Yabusame, Yumi, Mongol bow, Stone wrist-guard, Battle of Jaxartes, Archers, Toxophilus, Archer's stake, The Witchery of Archery, Thumb ring, Scorton.

Some longbow shelves are narrow, in which case one stick-on rug or piece of leather folds into the corner and serves as combined rest and strike plate. Keep it simple. That's the longbow rule, although anyone who wants to mount an arrow rest on a longbow is free to do so. It works. The longbow shooter generally goes with glove or : Sam Fadala.

Archery is the practice of using a bow to shoot y has historically been used in hunting and combat and has become a precision sport.A person practicing archery is called an archer, and one who enjoys or is an expert at archery is sometimes called an toxophilite.

History. Longbow is simply the English word (a word not used until the later 15th century anyway) for what had been the normal Northern European bow for a very long time. So it was essentially the same as other contemporary bows in Europe (though very different from the Eastern recurved composite bow).

Longbow: A Social and Military History Robert Hardy With drama, vigor and enthusiasm, Robert Hardy chronicles the arrival of the longbow in Britain and its gradual adoption as the most in the English military arsenal, and its coming of at the battles of Crecy, Poitiers and Agincourt.

The english longbow is legendary in its prowess and was feared on the battlefield for hundreds of years. During this three day course you will make your very own longbow and become a part of its history.

We will teach you how to fashion your own ash self-longbow starting from an ash log. Under our guidance you will make your own bowstring and arrow, and get to loose a few arrows in a clout.

20, BC – Pictures of bow and arrows are drawn on a cave wall in Valltorta Gorge in Spain. 25, BC – Flint arrowheads are found. BC – Arrow shafts are found.

– BC – One-piece yew (elm) bow is found. BC – A rock fresco of an Egyptian archer is discovered. BC – Egyptians establish the longbow as the primary weapon of war. The book is brilliant, and I cannot recommend it highly enough. It is a shame that the UK has decided to eliminate the rights of it's citizenry to own arms.

Parliament has destroyed the rights that the longbow created and in a sense, the book is an elegy, in addition to a history.5/5(3). 1 History of the Longbow 1.

2 The Modern Longbow 8. 3 Finding a Longbow That's Right for You 4 Custom versus Mass-Produced Longbows 5 Arrows, Arrows, and More Arrows 6 Shooting Accessories 7 Setting Up Your Longbow 8 Basic Instinctive Shooting 9 Basic Accuracy Exercises 10 Fine-Tuning Your Longbow and Arrows /5(1).

- Explore payanchana's board "Historical Archery: English" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Archery, Traditional archery and Longbow pins. Hugh D. Soar is a leading specialist on traditional archery, including the history, design, and use of the longbow. He is the author of Straight and True: A Select History of the Arrow, The Romance of Archery, and (with Mark Stretton and Joseph Gibbs) Secrets of the English War : Westholme Publishing.

The earliest printed book in English about longbow archery was the Toxophilus, first published in London in and dedicated to King Henry VIII. Roger Ascham, its author, was a keen archer and a lecturer at St John’s College, book is written in the form of a dialogue between “a lover of study” and “a lover of the bow”, who defends archery as a noble pastime.

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In AD Offrid, son of Edwin, king of Northumbria, was killed by an arrow shot from a Welsh longbow. This was during a battle between the Welsh and the Mercians — more than five centuries before any record of its use in England.

Despite this, the weapon is more commonly known as the "English longbow" than the "Welsh longbow". The English longbow was a powerful medieval type of longbow (a tall bow for archery) about 6 ft ( m) long used by the English and Welsh for hunting and as a weapon in medieval warfare.

English use of longbows was effective against the French during the Hundred Years' War, particularly at the start of the war in the battles of Sluys (), Crécy (), and Poitiers (), and perhaps.