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Re: [SCA-Archery] Spanish xbow knights

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  • J. Hughes
    WilliamTheArcher@aol.com wrote: ... Which must have made it even harder as the common men with English longbows wiped them out. :) William the Archer Actually
    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 26, 2006
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      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 of
      > such importance in warfare that in spain, as early as the close of the
      > fourteenth century, the crossbowman was even granted the rank of
      > knight.Â
      >

      Which must have made it even harder as the common men with English longbows
      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.

      Charles O'Connor


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