Re: [SCA-Archery] Spanish xbow knights
- WilliamTheArcher@... wrote:
In a message dated 4/25/06 11:23:17 PM, sirjon1@... writes:
> "The Continental crossbow had become such a costly weapon and one ofWhich must have made it even harder as the common men with English longbows
> such importance in warfare that in spain, as early as the close of the
> fourteenth century, the crossbowman was even granted the rank of
wiped them out. :)
William the Archer
Actually the adventures of the English common men in Spain were not that pleasant... But there was a definite class distinction even in England between the longbowmen and crossbowmen - which continue in the English service even after the emergence of the great war bow, because the crossbow filled a different military niche.
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