The Medieval Archer

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Boydell Press, 1985 - History - 198 pages
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It is a delight to read a book which recognises the importance of warfare in medieval times...also...discusses the changing role of the archer in medieval society. SIR STEVEN RUNCIMANThis book traces the history of the archer in the medieval period, from the Norman Conquest to the Wars of the Roses. From a close study of early evidence, Mr Bradbury shows that the archer's role before the time of Edward I was an important but rarely documented one, and that his new prominence in the fourteenth century was the result of changes in development of military tactics rather than the introduction of the famous `longbow'. A second thread of the book examines the archer's role in society, with particular reference to that most famous of all archers, Robin Hood. The final chapters look at the archer in the early fifteenth century and then chronicle the rise of the handgun as the major infantry weapon at the bow's expense. JIM BRADBURY writes and lectures on battles and warfare in England and France in the middle ages.

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Bradbury's book examines the use of the bow in the Middle Ages. He does not confine himself to examining the romantic longbow of Robin Hood and Agincourt fame. However, in his study of the longbow he ... Read full review

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JSTOR: The Medieval Archer
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Seminar: Warfare & Medieval Society: The Hundred Years War
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Bradbury, Jim, The Medieval Archer, Boydell Press, 1992. Burke, E., The History of Archery, London, 1958. Chenevix Trench, C., A History of Marksmanship, ... medieval/ crossbow/ xbow-resources.html

Military History Online - The Battle of Agincourt
[1] For discusion see: Bradbury J. The Medieval Archer, The Boydell Press, Woodbridge, 1985, pp. 95-101. [2] Oman cwc The Art of War in the Middle Ages AD ... hundredyearswar/ agincourt.aspx

SUAC - History of Archery
The last battle with English archers occured in 1644 at Tipper Muir. Main source of information: Bradbury, J. "The Medieval Archer" The Boydell Press 1985. ... ~archclub/ bowhistory.php

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The Medieval Archer. By Jim Bradbury. Woodbridge: Boydell. 1985. 198 pp. 214.95. 1985. 272 pp. f19.95. 1985. 128 pp. f12.95. Wimborne: Gasson Associates. ... doi/ pdf/ 10.1111/ j.1468-229X.1986.tb01446.x

Archery Books
The Medieval Archer: Author: Bradbury, Jim Pub. date: 04/1992 ISBN: 0-85115-194-9 Binding: Hardcover text Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Incorporated, ... ~ajcd/ archery/ faq/ books.html

About the author (1985)

Matthew Bennett is a Senior Lecturer at The Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. His books include the "Cambridge Atlas of Warfare: The Middle Ages" and "Agincourt, 1415,"
Jim Bradbury's books include "The Medieval Archer," "The Medieval Siege," and "The Routledge Companion to Medieval Warfare,"
Kelly DeVries is Professor of History at Loyola College in Maryland. He is the author of "Medieval Military Technology," "Infantry Warfare in the Early Fourteenth Century, Joan of Arc: A Military Leader," and "Guns and Men in Medieval Europe,"
Iain Dickie has been a committe member of the Society of Ancients and editor of "Army & Navy Modelworld,"" Military Hobbies," and "Miniature Wargames "magazines. Phyllis Jestice is Assistant Professor of Medieval History, University of Southern Mississippi. She was previously Lecturer in Ancient and Medieval History, California State University.

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