How to Craft an English Longbow
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Actually originating from Wales, the mighty longbow became the basis of English military might for centuries.
The way it evened the odds between heavily armoured knights and the peasantry also had an impact on the social history of England, contributing to the decline of feudalism and the rise of the free yeoman farmer as the defining figure of late medieval times.
It’s a little difficult to rob the peasants blind when they can turn you into a giant pincushion sooner than you can say ‘roast beef’!