Archery in Medieval England: Who Were the Bowmen of Crecy?

Archery in Medieval England Who Were the Bowmen of Crecy How was it that ordinary men in medieval England and Wales became such skilled archers that they defeated noble knights in battle after battle The archer in medieval England became a forerunner of Joh

  • Title: Archery in Medieval England: Who Were the Bowmen of Crecy?
  • Author: Richard Wadge
  • ISBN: 9780752465876
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Hardcover
  • How was it that ordinary men in medieval England and Wales became such skilled archers that they defeated noble knights in battle after battle The archer in medieval England became a forerunner of John Bull as a symbol of the spirit of the ordinary Englishman He had his own popular literature that left us a romantic version of the lives and activities of outlaws and poacHow was it that ordinary men in medieval England and Wales became such skilled archers that they defeated noble knights in battle after battle The archer in medieval England became a forerunner of John Bull as a symbol of the spirit of the ordinary Englishman He had his own popular literature that left us a romantic version of the lives and activities of outlaws and poachers such as Robin Hood This remarkable development began 150 years after the traumatic events of the Norman Conquest transformed the English way of life, in ways that were almost never to the benefit of the English This book is the first account of the way ordinary men used bows and arrows in their day to day lives, and the way that their skills became recognized by the kings of England as invaluable in warfare.

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    1. I read and reviewed this book for Medieval Warfare Magazine. The review was positive, especially because Mr. Wadge has made a significant effort to add new information to the story of English archery. I have no hesitation in recommending this book.

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