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How to Shoot the Longbow (Paperback)

A Guide from Historical and Applied Sources

All Westholme

By Hugh Soar
Imprint: Westholme
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781594162138
Published: 30th November 2017


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Relying on more than fifty years' experience in archery, historian Hugh D. H. Soar reflects on how the longbow was drawn and shot across the centuries through examining the design of the bow and early literature about the bow, combined with his and his colleague's applied knowledge using replica bows. No complete
medieval longbow has survived, but those found aboard the Tudor warship Mary Rose provide the best archaeological evidence to the possible construction of the medieval bow. Contemporary treatises written about the proper manner of shooting the bow, together with the resurgence in interest and construction of replica bows
beginning in the late sixteenth century that form part of the author's collection provide the basis for this work. How to Shoot the Longbow: A Guide from Historical and Applied Sources is a fascinating and practical look at the use of a legendary invention.

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About Hugh Soar

HUGH D H SOAR is a leading specialist on traditional archery, including the history, design, and use of the longbow. He is author of Secrets of the English War Bow and The Romance of Archery, both available from Westholme Publishing.

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