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Archery Through The Ages

“The might of England standyth upon her archers”
Sir John Fortescue (d.1478)

The longbow of medieval England is one of the world's most popular images, but what is the true history behind its development and use? How did people come to harness the awesome power of the medieval war bows, perfect their talents to legendary status and how did the bow survive to become a plaything for the notable English gentry?

In this lecture discover how archery rose to dominance in medieval Europe and how its decline infused it with new meaning and purpose which has enabled it to survive to this day.