Weapons that Made Britian - Longbow on the History Channel
- Good Morning,
I thought that I'd share something I stumbled across this morning at
7:00AM on the History Channel...
Weapons that Made Britian
Episode - Longbow
Seemed to be rather well researched, and covers information on both
self bows and crossbows... I didn't agree with all of their
conclusions, but it was very logically thought out...
"Medieval weapons expert Mike Loades trains people how to fight
authentically with ancient arms and armor. One of Hollywood's
foremost historical fight stunt arrangers, in this series, he
illustrates the great advances in fighting technology that
underpinned British medieval history and goes to the historical
record to see how the weapons were really used. In this episode, Mike
focuses on the longbow, and especially its use at the Battle of Crecy
during the Hundred Years' War. English King Edward III laid claim to
the French crown, and in 1346 sailed with a massive invasion force to
France. In his army of 14,000 men were 7,500 archers; and Crecy
proved the greatest test of nerve and skill the longbowmen had ever
faced when they stood against the full might of the French armored
cavalry. And bowyer Chris Boynton makes a reflexed bow like the ones
found on Henry VIII's sunken flagship, the Mary Rose.
Running Time: 60 minutes"
It doesn't llok like it is available on DVD yet, but if you get a
chance to watch or record it, I'd recommend that it be in any serious
medieval archer's library...
Ich Dien (I serve),
Conrad von Zollern,
Archer of the Iron Rain
- Hi, Jim. Hello, Everyone.
My right ring finger was just itching for a ring a moment ago, and I thought of this project. How far along did this move?
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, James Koch <alchem@...> wrote:
> A word file ought to do it. My e-mail address is alchem@...
> Jim Koch (Gladius The Alchemist"
> >At 06:58 AM 12/19/2008, you wrote:
> >Hi, Jim.
> > > E-mail me your designs as an attachment. I am already making the
> > > first wax prototypes.
> > > >
> > > Jim "Gladius The Alchemist"
> >If you can send an e-mail to me, the address is ashamblin4 at yahoo dot
> >com, I can send them to you as a Word file, a Publisher file and
> >possibly a PDF file.
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