Medieval archer takes aim with a drawn longbow

Longbows

From prehistory bows were used to hunt game, indeed in some countries they are still used.

However, in England, where the longbow was such an important weapon of the armies of the Middle Ages, its use was restricted to the noble classes.

Ordinary people, who were required by law to practise in its use for war, were strictly forbidden to hunt with it.

The longbow

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SUMMER FUN AT FORT NELSON

There will be plenty of SUMMER FUN activities to keep the children entertained at Fort Nelson, from Thursday 23 July – Monday 31 August 2015.

23 July 2015

Fort Nelson

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Finest Sheffield steel

The Royal Armouries holds one of the finest pairs of Colt 1861 navy revolvers in the world, in mint, unfired condition. They were originally presented to Mark Firth, the Sheffield steelmaker who supplied Samuel Colt with steel.