Longbow: A Social and Military History

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Patrick Stephens, 1992 - Archery - 244 pages
This revised and expanded edition chronicles the history of the longbow from the earliest known example used 8000 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.

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

An excellent history about an important weapon by an expert. The longbow has been mythologized, and sometime just lied about, but non-the-less it was a game-changer on the battlefield. Mr. Hardy's bow ... Read full review

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User Review  - motortmech - LibraryThing

This book, while more of a textbook and manual than anything, was absolutely helpful in my research of the Hundred Years War in which longbow men were highly sought after and greatly and effectively ... Read full review


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