THE RISE AND FALL OF THE LONGBOW

Field of Cloth of Gold, Sun 30th June 10:00 - 10:30 (30 mins)

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.