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History of the English longbow. by Donald Featherstone

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Published by Barnes & Noble Books,U.S. .
Written in English


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Pagination200p.
Number of Pages200
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21936608M
ISBN 101566196779
OCLC/WorldCa33287299

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  History of the English Longbow Hardcover – December 1, by Donald Featherstone (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ $ HardcoverAuthor: Donald Featherstone.   "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). 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 /5(10). This book is a great reference to the history of the longbow. I do wish I could pick up a digital copy of the book as well but I love having this in my collection. It's sad that Sir Hardy will not be with us to share more of his amazing s:

  Written by a true amateur, this is a wonderful history of archery. It's primary focus is English archery, which flowered fully at the battles of Crecy and Agincourt. It does deal a fair bit with the history of bows leading up to those pivotol battles, but it's overall focus is the English longbow/5(6).   The English longbow was one of the most famous weapons of the medieval period. Though it required extensive training, the longbow could prove devastating on the battlefield and longbow-equipped archers provided the backbone of English forces during the Hundred Years' War (–). During this conflict, the weapon proved decisive at victories such as Crécy (), . The English Longbow, Myths, Legends and how to Teach, Coach and shoot it by Mel Price. Fantastic book and every copy is signed by the Author. This book contains pages with many monochrome photo's and drawings. The text covers such issues as Englishness and how it has influenced the British over the centuries, and how the bow developed and how it was used during early mankind. The English. In The Crooked Stick: A History of the Longbow, historian Hugh D. H. 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, Scotland, and Wales.

  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.   The English longbow’s first recorded use was in South Wales in , during a battle between the English and Welsh. An English knight named William De Braose claimed an arrow “had penetrated his chain mail and clothing, passed through his .   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. I went into this book expecting, more or less, a thorough history of the English longbow which was primarily used for battle in the Medieval era. I did receive that, including anecdotes and research on battles during that period in history, but this book included history from before the longbow became the war weapon of its time and also /5(5).