By Donald Featherstone
From the twelfth to fifteenth centuries the longbow used to be the weapon that modified eu heritage greater than the other. within the expert fingers of English and Welsh archers it revolutionized all of the medieval strategies and traditions of conflict. No different weapon ruled the battlefield because it did, and it was once the successful think about each significant conflict from Morlaix in 1342 to Patay in 1429. Donald Featherstone's research of the English longbow from its early improvement until eventually the Wars of the Roses is an inspiring and real reconstruction in human phrases in an age of braveness, power and persistence. He offers a charming footnote to the background of the longbow by way of recording the engagement within which it used to be final used - in France in 1940.