TITLE

English Longbow

AUTHOR(S)
Guttman, Jon
PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
Military History;Sep2011, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the longbow, the weapon used by English archers during battles of the Middle Ages. The origin of the weapon in Wales in the 11th century A.D. is discussed. The construction of the longbow and the various woods used in its production including elm, ash and yew are considered. The dimensions of the longbow and its effective range as a weapon are discussed.
ACCESSION #
62664956

 

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