English Longbowman 1330-1515 by Clive BartlettEnglish Longbowman 1330-1515 by Clive Bartlett

English Longbowman 1330-1515

byClive BartlettIllustratorGerry Embleton

Paperback | May 15, 1995

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The English military ascendancy which lasted from the mid-14th to the early 16th century was founded upon defensive tactics based on the use of the longbow. This weapon, distinctive in that it was used by English forces alone, was probably the most effective missile weapon of the Late Middle Ages: its arrow had the same penetrative ability as a modern day bullet and the bow's rate of fire was not equalled by any weapon used by English forces until the adoption of the Lee Enfield rifle at the beginning of the 20th century. The English longbowmen's involvement in wars such as the War of the Roses (1455-1485) and One Hundred Years' War (1337-1453) is discussed.
Clive Bartlett has spent many years researching the English army of the late medieval period. He is also a practicing long bow archer renowned in that field.
Title:English Longbowman 1330-1515Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.95 × 7.23 × 0.18 inPublished:May 15, 1995Publisher:Bloomsbury USA

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ISBN - 10:1855324911

ISBN - 13:9781855324916

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Table of Contents

Introduction · Recruitment · Service · Earnings · Plunder · Victualling · Unit Formation · Defensive Wear and Weapons · Weapons · Training · Movement and Transport · Medical Services · Beliefs · Bibliography