The longbow was one of the most powerful hand-powered weapons ever invented, with phenomenal penetrative force. So why did its use decline? We will explain its capabilities, the training required and why it had all but left the battlefield by the end of the 16th century.
Living History encampments, Live History Live, Saturday party & fireworks, plus Pop-up History events are all FREE with your entrance to the festival. Entrance is free to those who have a paid-for talk ticket, or you can buy entrance tickets for the weekend below.
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Unless you have purchased a paid-for talk ticket, entrance tickets are required for entrance to the Festival on Saturday and Sunday. (Friday entrance is free)