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Re: [SCA-Archery] archery school

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  • J. Hughes
    My notes were at the Office. The 1515 shooting competition was at Zurich not Bazel. Charles O Connor ... http://community.webtv.net/jrosswebb1/EASTWINDStribal
    Message 1 of 9 , Nov 25, 2002
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      My notes were at the Office. The 1515 shooting
      competition was at Zurich not Bazel.

      Charles O'Connor
      --- "J. Hughes" <jphughessr@...> wrote:
      > There were local schutzenguild in cities all over
      > Switzerland and the Holy Roman Empire toward the end
      > of period. They frequently had crossbow ranges in
      > the
      > cities. The schutzenguild in Basel was particularly
      > active and sponsored the great shooting competition
      > in
      > 1515 there. Some of the schutzen guild still exist
      > and
      > have web pages, though many now have rifle as well
      > as
      > crossbow in their scope.
      >
      > Charles O'Connor
      > --- Marko Peussa <marko.peussa@...> wrote:
      > > Found one reference to Crossbowmen's Guild,
      > Belgium.
      > > c. 1442. The guild
      > > commissioned a piece of art.
      > >
      > > Do you have more detailed info on the Swiss
      > crossbow
      > > guilds?
      > >
      > > Regards,
      > >
      > > Klaus
      > >
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: <jrosswebb1@...>
      > > To: <SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com>
      > > Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2002 22:30
      > > Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] archery school
      > >
      > >
      > > > Greetings,
      > > > But Ascham was not an archery tutor.
      > > > He was the tutor of,..I believe it was Latin.
      > > > It was his own personal interest in archery that
      > > led him to write his
      > > > Toxophilus.
      > > > The earliest "school" type of archery
      > > venture that I can find is
      > > > the Brotherhood of St. Sebastian and the Guild
      > of
      > > Crossbowmen from
      > > > Switzeland. These two groups trace their origins
      > > to the 13th century and
      > > > were both devoted to the crossbow (primarily as
      > a
      > > fellowship of
      > > > practitioners). This is the only really "formal"
      > > group that I can find
      > > > any record of in europe from the medieval period
      > > other than the company
      > > > that was founded during the reign of Henry VIII
      > > which encouraged all
      > > > forms of shooting including firearms.
      > > > I'll keep looking around and see if I
      > can
      > > unearth anything else.
      > > > -Geoffrei
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > >
      >
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