Longbow: A Social and Military History

Longbow: A Social and Military History

by Robert Hardy
     
 

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With drama, vigor and enthusiasm, Robert Hardy chronicles the arrival of the longbow in Britain and its gradual adoption as the most in the English military arsenal, and its coming of 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.

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With drama, vigor and enthusiasm, Robert Hardy chronicles the arrival of the longbow in Britain and its gradual adoption as the most in the English military arsenal, and its coming of 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781852606206
Publisher:
Haynes Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)

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Military Heritage, April 2007

“British actor and archery enthusiast Robert Hardy has penned a comprehensive book dealing with the history of the longbow … Anyone involved in the sport of archery or hunting with a bow should consider getting a copy of Hardy’s book. It could prove invaluable to those individuals already actively involved, as well as budding aficionados just starting out in the sport.”

Meet the Author

Robert Hardy is famous for appearing in 'All Creatures Great and Small' and the 'Harry Potter' films. Away from acting, he is an acknowledged expert on archery. He is a Trustee of the Royal Armouries at HM Tower of London and of the Mary Rose Trust and is the author of The Great Warbow (with Matthew Strickland).

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