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Re: [SCA-Archery] Ireland

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  • Estel Pereira
    I haven t done this myself...but I ve been playing around with contacting the National Museum in Dublin on this very topic. Custodia.
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 19, 2001
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      I haven't done this myself...but I've been playing around with
      contacting the National Museum in Dublin on this very topic.

      Custodia.




      >Hello,
      >
      >Somebody had asked me about the use of bows in Ireland, particularly
      >during the wars with England in the late 16th century. So far the
      >only things I've found was mention that the Irish shot bows that were
      >shorter than English ones (no other details) and a drawing of wild
      >looking Irish warriors by Albrecht Durer, one of whom appears to be
      >holding a recurve bow. Durer never saw any Irish and was drawing from
      >hearsay descriptions. I know we have pretty good info on English war
      >bows from the Tudor period, thanks to research done on the ones found
      >in the Mary Rose wreck, but Ireland, as usual, seems to be a mystery.
      >
      >Any clues would be gratefully appreciated.
      >
      >Jehanne de Wodeford, Rusted Woodlands (EAST)
      >
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