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The Longbow (Weapon)
The Longbow (Weapon)
by Mike Loades
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.09

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5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book!, 26 Sep 2013
This review is from: The Longbow (Weapon) (Paperback)
I am a huge fan of Mike Loades ever since I first saw him on Time Commanders as a teenager (as well as documentaries such as his latest, Going Medieval), and I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. It was well worth the wait for its release and has been a great and interesting read, as well as being academically interesting and useful for information about the Longbow (I am writing a dissertation about England during the Hundred Years War so anything that can help as a secondary source about medieval English warfare is incredibly useful). I have done extensive reading about England in the 14th century and the Hundred Years War but still found myself being delightfully surprised by learning new information about the Longbow and its effectiveness in battle during this period from this book, as well as learning about areas I had not considered before, such as the Longbow as a naval weapon. While the book is not a long one, such as Mike's other book Swords and Swordsmen (also highly recommended reading), it still conveys a great deal of insightful and interesting information on the Longbow and its use, it has certainly made me want to take up the Longbow and get shooting!
The book is a great read for the academic, the amature or simply the curious.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Jay Oliva
Price: £6.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Maybe the best Batman adaptation ever, 22 Aug 2013
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Forget Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy, this animated film and its accompanying Dark Knight Returns part 2 are the Batman films that fans deserved and are still waiting to see, based on Frank Miller's comic of the same name (the Dark Knight Returns) and following on from an earlier animated adaptation of his first comic and batman origin story, Batman:Year One, the Dark Knight Returns (Part 1+2) are great films for both the avid Batman comic book fan and anyone who is just a fan of Batman in general. With Peter Weller as the voice of the grizzled Veteran Batman, this is a Batman that you haven't seen before on the screen but have always wanted to.

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