By Jim Bradbury
`It is a satisfaction to learn a ebook which recognises the value of battle in medieval times...also...discusses the altering function of the archer in medieval society.' SIR STEVEN RUNCIMAN This publication strains the background of the archer within the medieval interval, from the Norman Conquest to the Wars of the Roses. From an in depth research of early facts, Mr Bradbury indicates that the archer's position ahead of the time of Edward i used to be an immense yet infrequently documentedone, and that his new prominence within the fourteenth century was once the results of alterations in improvement of army strategies instead of the creation of the well-known `longbow'. A moment thread of the booklet examines the archer'srole in society, with specific connection with that almost all recognized of all archers, Robin Hood. the ultimate chapters examine the archer within the early 15th century after which chronicle the increase of the handgun because the significant infantry weapon on the bow's rate.