Longbow - by Robert Hardy

Longbow by Robert Hardy

The publisher tells us about this book by Robert Hardy (who studied, at Oxford, under C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien):

Robert Hardy is famous throughout the world as an actor.  Not so widely known is his deep interest in archery and its history.

His meticulously researched book begins by describing the earliest known examples of the longbow, revealing that it was in use worldwide at least 8,000 years ago.

With drama, vigor and enthusiasm, he chronicles the arrival of the longbow in Britain, its curious temporary disappearance, its return and gradual adoption as the most important weapon in the English military arsenal, and its coming of age at the battles of Crecy, Poitiers and Agincourt.

This image depicts the book cover of Longbow: A Social and Military History, by Robert Hardy.

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