Bowmen of England

Bowmen of England

From the twelve to the fifteenth centuries, the longbow was the weapon that changed European history more than any other. In the skilled hands of English and Welsh archers, it revolutionized all the medieval concepts and traditions of war. Donald Featherstone's study of the English longbow from its early development until the Wars of the Roses is an inspiring and authentiv reconstruction in human terms in an age of courage, vitality and endurance.

Author’s Introduction

Prologue

Part I - The Birth of the Bow

Chapter 1. The Earliest Days

Chapter 2. The Welsh Wars – Late Thirteenth Century

Chapter 3. The Armies of the English and the French

Chapter 4. Their Way of Fighting

Chapter 5. The English Archer

Chapter 6. His Longbow

Part II - The Tactics are Forged

Chapter 7. Falkirk sets the Pattern – 1298

Chapter 8. Bannockburn – 1314

Chapter 9. Halidon Hill – 1333

Chapter 10. The Archer at Sea: Sluys – 1340

Chapter 11. Morlaix – 1342

Part III - The Years of Victory

Chapter 12. Crécy – 1346

Chapter 13. Neville’s Cross – 1346

Chapter 14. Mauron – 1352

Chapter 15. Poitiers – 1356

Chapter 16. Homildon Hill – 1402

Chapter 17. Agincourt – 1415

Chapter 18. Verneuil – 1424; and Rouvray – 1428

Part IV - The Tide Begins to Turn

Chapter 19. Patay – 1429; and Formigny – 1450

Part V - The Last Victories

Chapter 20. The Wars of the Roses – 1461

Chapter 21. Flodden Field – 1513

Chapter 22. The End of the Road

Epilogue

Bibliography



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