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http://www.woodlands.co.uk Woodlands archery, powerful bows and arrows. Long bows made from yew were used during the Hundred Years War. Neil Eddiford from Wolfshead Bowmen describes the properties that made yew suitable for the long bow, and how often English yew wasn't used at all. Other woods used for bows were ash and wych elm. He also looks at the arrows with fletchlings of goose feather, a bodkin point or a needle bodkin. These are serious weapons for medieval warfare, and Neil describes the range and penetration power these arrows could have.

Wolfshead Bowmen are a re-enactment group and Woodlands TV met up with them at the Weald Wood Fair at Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum.

Posted in: Uncategorised ~ On: 17 January, 2011

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126 comments so far

daylon boender
January 9, 2020

It didnt

daylon boender
January 9, 2020

And deformed spines. Probably wouldnt have been so bad if they shot with both arms but they weren't horse archers who needed to be ambidextrous

daylon boender
January 9, 2020

What does?

daylon boender
January 9, 2020

The needle bodkin would NOT penetrate steel. This guy got that wrong

Jerry Anderson
January 23, 2020

Proud of killing French are you, you should be ashamed

TWIN FORD
March 21, 2020

That was a very good bit of knowledge, considering its brevity.

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