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Re: [SCA-Archery] Looking for info on a "Flanders shoot"

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  • J. Hughes
    I always thought the Flanders Shoot was where a group of townsmen guilds members armed with crossbows and pole arms took on the best the French could throw at
    Message 1 of 3 , May 2, 2005
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      I always thought the Flanders Shoot was where a group
      of townsmen guilds members armed with crossbows and
      pole arms took on the best the French could throw at
      them in chivalry - and won. (Battle of the Golden
      Spurs).

      Charles O'Connor
      --- David Thompson-Hall <dghall@...> wrote:
      > So I know that I have seen and at some point
      > participated in a
      > perhaps-period archery contest called a "flanders
      > shoot" or something
      > of the sort.
      >
      > My recollection is that it is a grid (maybe 5x5)
      > with numbers placed
      > randomly... but if this is so, I don't recall why
      > it's called the
      > "flanders shoot", or how it might be even remotely
      > period...
      >
      > Maybe this was just a made up term, but I swear I
      > thought it was
      > vaguely medieval...
      >
      > Has anyone else done a shoot of this name or type?
      > And I don't
      > suppose anyone would have reference to any period
      > sources for it...?
      >
      > Jack

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