The Medieval Archer

It is a delight to read a book which recognises the importance of warfare in medieval times.discusses the changing role of the archer in medieval society SIR STEVEN RUNCIMANThis book traces the history of the archer in the medieval period, from the Norman Conquest to the Wars of the Roses From a close study of early evidence, Mr Bradbury shows that the archer sIt is a delight to read a book which recognises the importance of warfare in medieval times.discusses the changing role of the archer in medieval society SIR STEVEN RUNCIMANThis book traces the history of the archer in the medieval period, from the Norman Conquest to the Wars of the Roses From a close study of early evidence, Mr Bradbury shows that the archer s role before the time of Edward I was an important but rarely documented one, and that his new prominence in the fourteenth century was the result of changes in development of military tactics rather than the introduction of the famous longbow A second thread of the book examines the archer s role in society, with particular reference to that most famous of all archers, Robin Hood The final chapters look at the archer in the early fifteenth century and then chronicle the rise of the handgun as the major infantry weapon at the bow s expense JIM BRADBURY writes and lectures on battles and warfare in England and France in the middle ages.
The Medieval Archer It is a delight to read a book which recognises the importance of warfare in medieval times discusses the changing role of the archer in medieval society SIR STEVEN RUNCIMANThis book traces the histor

  • Title: The Medieval Archer
  • Author: Jim Bradbury
  • ISBN: 9780851156750
  • Page: 406
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Medieval Archer”

    1. Very interesting, thorough, and well written. My only complaints are related to more or less peripheral issues. Due to the lack of detail in the original sources, the maps of battles are vague to the point of being literally useless. The book would be better off without them. But my biggest problem is with the citations. There are many citations on almost every page, in which he provides quotes from historical sources supporting the claims he makes in the main text. The problem is that the vast [...]

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