The Longbow

The Longbow Boasting a rate of shooting not seen again in English hands until the late th century the longbow was the weapon at the heart of the English military ascendancy in the century after Capable of

  • Title: The Longbow
  • Author: Mike Loades
  • ISBN: 9781782000853
  • Page: 248
  • Format: Paperback
  • Boasting a rate of shooting not seen again in English hands until the late 19th century, the longbow was the weapon at the heart of the English military ascendancy in the century after 1340 Capable of subjecting the enemy to a hail of deadly projectiles, the longbow in the hands of massed archers made possible the extraordinary victories enjoyed by English forces over supBoasting a rate of shooting not seen again in English hands until the late 19th century, the longbow was the weapon at the heart of the English military ascendancy in the century after 1340 Capable of subjecting the enemy to a hail of deadly projectiles, the longbow in the hands of massed archers made possible the extraordinary victories enjoyed by English forces over superior numbers at Cr cy and Poitiers, and remained an important battlefield weapon throughout the Wars of the Roses and beyond it also played a leading role in raiding, siege and naval warfare Its influence and use spread to the armies of Burgundy, Scotland and other powers, and its reputation as a cost effective and easily produced weapon led to calls for its widespread adoption in the nascent armies of the American Republic as late as the 1770s.Wielded by Englishmen, Welshmen and others, the longbow fulfilled the requirements of all infantry missile weapons throughout history it was a well made weapon suitable for production in quantity that projected a man stopping missile over a suitable distance at a sustainable, relatively rapid rate of shooting The longbow was a self bow that is to say, it was made from one piece of wood, normally yew, with the belly of the bow being heartwood and a thinner layer of sapwood being the back of the bow Its arrows were normally made of aspen, a light and strong wood although ash and other woods were also used with a variety of metal heads available, depending on the intended use A sophisticated piece of ammunition requiring many resources and skill to manufacture, the longbow arrow could penetrate plate armour if the conditions were right this study argues, however, that the blunt trauma inflicted on the target, however well armoured, resulted in debilitating injuries and was far significant on the field of battle.Featuring specially commissioned full colour artwork and informed by the latest research into this intriguing weapon, this lively study debunks lingering myths and casts new light on the battle winning longbow, the lethal missile weapon that enabled English victories against the odds in a series of famous battles of the 14th and 15th centuries.
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    • John Brown says:

      Mike Loades is an expert on medieval fighting. He brings energy and, not just bookish learning, but insights from hands-on use. I loved the five-part Weapons That Made Britain television series for which he was the host and chief consultant. And so I looked to see if there was anything else he’d done. I found he’d written two books, which I am so happy to have read.The Longbow is not just a book about the longbow. It’s about its construction and how it impacted the development of armor, an [...]

    • Tom says:

      A great introduction to archery, the weapons themselves, the different types of arrows, how they were defended against on a medieval battlefield as well as a great deal of practical information and a great social and political history of the longbow. For such a short book it packs in a lot of detail and information.

    • Robert Tostevin says:

      Interesting and informative with lots of great illustrations and contemporay pictures of the Warbow in action.A good overview and introduction to this amazing weapon.

    • Daryl says:

      Short but informative and interesting

    • Hope Ann says:

      Very informational and an interesting read.

    • Christopher says:

      This is a great and very quick read. If you are interested in the historical practice of archery, this is a must have. Mike Loades, always entertaining, really knows his stuff.

    • Public_enemy says:

      Great book about the longbow, with also some insight in social conditions of England (and France) on why they fielded such armies.

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