Crucial to our understanding of archery through the ages was the discovery of the wreck of the Mary Rose. Built during Henry VIII's reign, she sank in 1545 and it was not until 1979 that a great discovery was made. On board were chests of bows, many in excellent condition, which challenged ideas of historical bow design. Robert Hardy was one of the experts consulted when the bows were found. From this evidence, as from archaeological finds and medieval illustrations, Robert Hardy and Matthew Strickland have produced the definitive work on medieval military archery. This lively and informative book is a must-read for anyone interested in the historical background of the great warbow.
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(263mm x 194mm x 10mm)
Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
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Author Biography - Robert Hardy
Matthew Strickland is senior lecturer in Medieval History at Glasgow University. Robert Hardy is famous for appearing in 'All Creatures Great and Small' and the 'Harry Potter' films. Away from acting, he is an acknowledged expert on archery. He is a Trustee of the Royal Armouries at HM Tower of London and of the Mary Rose Trust and if the author of 'Longbow'.