- Books

Longbow: A Social and Military History

Longbow A Social and Military History With drama vigor and enthusiasm Robert Hardy chronicles the arrival of the longbow in Britain and its gradual adoption as the most important weapon in the English military arsenal and its coming of

  • Title: Longbow: A Social and Military History
  • Author: Robert Hardy
  • ISBN: 9780750943918
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Paperback
  • With drama, vigor and enthusiasm, Robert Hardy chronicles the arrival of the longbow in Britain and its gradual adoption as the most important weapon in the English military arsenal, and its coming of age at the battles of Crecy, Poitiers and Agincourt Also examined is the longbow as a sporting and hunting weapon, and its status in Britain today.

    English longbow The English longbow was a powerful medieval type of longbow a tall bow for archery about 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 , Crcy , and Poitiers , and perhaps most Longbow A Social and Military History Robert Hardy The contents of this exhaustive history of the longbow are outstanding Research and illustrations are top notch, as is the wealth of information provided by the authors on the use of archery as a weapon down through the years precding firearms. Longbow A longbow is a type of bow that is tall roughly equal to the height of the user allowing the archer a fairly long draw A longbow is not significantly recurved.Its limbs are relatively narrow so that they are circular or D shaped in cross section Flatbows can be just as long the difference is that, in cross section, a flatbow has limbs that are approximately rectangular. Longbow Games We ve got an all new game coming out which doesn t feature bricks, tanks or ancient Greeks Golem is an all new puzzle game coming out this Fall for Windows PCs which follows the adventures of a young girl and the mysterious golem. Longbowdigitalarts Longbow Games Easy Counter Longbowdigitalarts is tracked by us since February, Over the time it has been ranked as high as in the world All this time it was owned by Longbow Digital Arts Incorporated of Longbow Digital Arts Incorporated, it was hosted by PSINet Inc Longbowdigitalarts has a decent Google pagerank and bad results in terms of Yandex topical citation index. The Longbow Shop high quality traditional archery equipment The Longbow Shop high quality traditional archery equipment We supply a wide range of English Longbows, American Flatbows, Horsebows, arrows and archery tools. Boeing Apache Longbow Trainer The Longbow Crew Trainer is the centerpiece of Boeing s AH Apache training The high fidelity flight simulator is used by pilots and other personnel to practice aircraft procedures and rehearse missions. Rivers Archery Your Longbow Recurve Bow Experts Rivers Archery Supply Your Longbow Recurve Experts Rivers Archery offers quality traditional archery bows and arrows, along with other archery equipment, at reasonable prices to the world. English Longbows The Longbow Shop high quality English Longbows The English Longbow is probably the most famous bow in the world and a firm favourite with The Longbow Shop With it s rich battle history there is no surprise that the humble longbow is very much a part of modern day archery and a popular choice for traditional archers. Boeing AH Apache The AH Apache is the world s most advanced multi role combat helicopter and is used by the U.S Army and a growing number of international defense forces.

    • [PDF] ↠ Free Download ↠ Longbow: A Social and Military History : by Robert Hardy ✓
      444 Robert Hardy
    • thumbnail Title: [PDF] ↠ Free Download ↠ Longbow: A Social and Military History : by Robert Hardy ✓
      Posted by:Robert Hardy
      Published :2018-07-04T02:58:41+00:00

    1 thought on “Longbow: A Social and Military History

    1. This book was first published in the 1970s and updated a couple of times since. The role of the longbow in both hunting/gathering and in war. Parts are quite technical and those I just browsed. The recovery of Henry VIII's favorite ship, the Mary Rose, in the early 1980s produced a vast store of unused longbows which has had a big impact on research in this field (they usually rot away, become firewood, etc.). The author added a major chapter at the end of the book as a result. It's out of print [...]

    2. This book is a wonderful source of history and practicality. The Longbow should be a 'must read' for archers.

    3. Probably pretty boring stuff, if you're not a history junkie or particularly interested in the military and social history of England up through the middle ages. The writing is quite dry, but the book is packed solid with information including accounts of the pivotal battles of Crecy, Poitiers, and Agincourt. Much like the Spartan phalanx formation of locked shields with protruding lances, the disciplined formations of the Roman legions, and the swift mounted archery of the Mongols, it seems tha [...]

    4. 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. There is passing mention of other peoples and their bows, but for this author, everything crescendos at Agincourt with a relatively fast decline after that as the world moves on to gunpowder and guns. [...]

    5. 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 utilized to soundly defeat the French on many occasions. It beings with the basic history of archery all the way to the most recent uses of longbows and their wooden descendants. There are even some sections that describe how to make long bows with modern tools. Great and informative read.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *