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The story of the English Longbow.
From the 12th to 15th centuries the longbow was the weapon that changed European history more than any other. In the skilled hands of English and Welsh archers it revolutionized all the medieval concepts and traditions of war. No other weapon dominated the battlefield as it did, and it was the winning factor in every major battle from Morlaix in 1342 to Patay in 1429.
Donald Featherstone's study of the English longbow from its early development until the Wars of the Roses is an inspiring and authentic reconstruction in human terms in an age of courage, vitality and endurance. He provides an enthralling footnote to the history of the longbow by recording the engagement in which it was last used - in France in 1940.
Donald Featherstone is a military expert who is the author of Poitiers 1356, Warriors and Warfare in Ancient and Medieval Times and Victorian Colonial Warfare. The Introduction is written by the pre-eminent medieval scholar Richard Barber.
Broschiert, 202 S., mit s/w-Abb. Text auf Englisch!