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The Medieval Longbowman

We can provide a 45 minute talk followed by demonstrations of the arms, armour, equipment and experiences of the medieval longbowman.

The archer was the most feared English soldier throughout the Hundred Years War and well into the Tudor dynasty beyond.

A longbowman could shoot 15-18 arrows per minute and we can demonstrate that.

This talk and demonstration will cover a multitude of points regarding longbow archery. Examples of these are below:

  • What really was an archer equipped with?
  • Why would you join a medieval army?
  • Which battles was the longbow famous for?
  • What were the laws surrounding archery?
  • Why was the longbow so effective?.
  • How does one train with the longbow?
  • Why was the longbow phased out?
  • Where can you learn longbow archery today?

Foreign Field can provide in-depth detailed talks and demonstrations on the history of men in conflict, throughout the ages in both military and civillian settings.

Costumed talks and demonstrations can be done more than once per day and are ideal for school visits and small museums or as individual displays in shows..

Contact Foreign Field for a quote or further information.