The English Longbowman, 1330-1515 - Bartlett, Clive
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The English military ascendancy which lasted from the mid-14th to the early 15th 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.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
The English military ascendancy which lasted from the mid-14th to the early 15th 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.
  • Produktdetails
  • Warrior Series Vol.2
  • Verlag: Osprey
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 304843
  • Repr.
  • Seitenzahl: 64
  • Erscheinungstermin: 15. Mai 1995
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 251mm x 184mm x 7mm
  • Gewicht: 220g
  • ISBN-13: 9781855324916
  • ISBN-10: 1855324911
  • Artikelnr.: 13778203
Autorenporträt
Embleton, Gerry
Gerry Embleton has been a leading illustrator and researcher of historical costume since the 1970s, and has illustrated and written Osprey titles on a wide range of subjects for more than 20 years. He is an internationally respected authority on 15th and 18th century costumes in particular. He lives in Switzerland, where since 1988 he has also become well known for designing and creating life-size historical figures for museums.
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction · Recruitment · Service · Earnings · Plunder · Victualling · Unit Formation · Defensive Wear and Weapons · Weapons · Training · Movement and Transport · Medical Services · Beliefs · Bibliography