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The English Longbowman, 1330-1515 (Warrior) [Paperback]

Clive Bartlett , Gerry Embleton
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15 May 1995 Warrior (Book 11)
The English military ascendancy which lasted from the mid-14th to the early 16th century was founded upon defensive tactics based on the use of the longbow. This weapon, distinctive in that it was used by English forces alone, was probably the most effective missile weapon of the Late Middle Ages: its arrow had the same penetrative ability as a modern day bullet and the bow's rate of fire was not equalled by any weapon used by English forces until the adoption of the Lee Enfield rifle at the beginning of the 20th century. The English longbowmen's involvement in wars such as the War of the Roses (1455-1485) and One Hundred Years' War (1337-1453) is discussed.

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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (15 May 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1855324911
  • ISBN-13: 978-1855324916
  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 166,161 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Clive Bartlett has spent many years researching the English army of the late medieval period. He is also a practicing long bow archer renowned in that field.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Osprey Offering - Now Possibly Slightly Dated 23 April 2009
All the virtues of the Osprey series are on display here. The text is clear and concise and the illustrations, both contemporary and from historical sources, are plentiful, appropriate and useful. If you have any of their other books you should know what you are getting.

However, I suspect that, were it to be revised today, the author would be able to speak with rather greater confidence about the findings from the bows recovered from the Mary Rose. These have revealed a great deal about actual warbows (admittedly from the period just after the book stops).

Overall, recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The English Longbowman, 1330 - 1515 (Warrior) 3 Jan 2010
This book gives an excellent insight of the most important English weapon in the late Middle Ages. It is very usefull for wargamers and historians!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Longbowman 10 Dec 2009
This book is a great source of information, for anyone interested in English Longbowmen and the 14/15th Centuries, it is not long winded, but concise and easily read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good reading 26 Mar 2010
book filled with good info when interested in period and thinkig of reanactment
dutch "boek met zeer veel en vrij duidelijke informatie"
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5.0 out of 5 stars 100 yrs war and Henry v. 2 Dec 2010
Brilliant insight into the hundred year's war. Added flesh and bone to the ordinary man involved with the real fighting!
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