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The Great Warbow: From Hastings to the Mary Rose
The Great Warbow is a vivid and exciting exploration of the bow and arrow as weapons of war. The definitive work on medieval military archery, this lively and informative book is essential reading for anyone interested in medieval warfare or the history of archery.
Hardcover, 560 pages
Published July 15th 2011 by Haynes Publishing UK
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Matthew Strickland assumes that the reader has a firm grasp of medieval history especially as regards arms and men (necessary or this 5.5 pound tome would have weighed in at 10.5 pounds) - after plowing through 407 pages detailing the construction and use of the longbow (and googling all of the archaic terms for arms and armor) I have greatly increased my knowledge of medieval England and Europe (not saying much as there was none too much to begin with). Archery using a yew longbow would make fo ...more