Re: The Art of Archery; "Of the Way of Shooting with a Bow"
- Having just finished a book recommended here one issue not noted in responses is the distance of pace. In period a pace was the distance between the foot fall of the same foot. Thus step off with your right foot, then left, then right again and that is one pace. What we call a pace today, step with right then left, was called a step. Or what we call a pace today was half a pace in period.
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, Travis Fornof wrote:
> Thank you for your replies. What you suggest makes sense.
> It was the "for every ten paces there is between the butts", and "if the butts are one hundred paces apart," that confused me a little.
> If the butts are targets, why have the butts 100 paces apart, and hang a screen between them?
> Thank you for your help.
> Lord Fionan
> Barony of Bjornsborg
> Kingdom of Ansteorra