Medieval archer takes aim with a drawn longbow

Longbows

Bows have been used to hunt game since prehistoric times. The practice is now mostly dominated by firearms, but in some countries they are still used.

In England, during the middle ages, the longbow was an important weapon, though its use as a hunting tool was restricted to the noble classes. Ordinary people, who were required by law to practise with it and use it for war, were strictly forbidden to hunt with it.

The longbow

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THE BATTLE OF AGINCOURT: 600th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION

A special exhibition in the White Tower at the Tower of London, commemorating the 600th anniversary of the battle of Agincourt.

23 October 2015

Tower of London

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American gifts re-open Japan in 1853

15 rifles, 3 muskets, 12 cavalry swords, 20 army pistols, 2 carbines, 2 telegraph instruments, a model steam locomotive and tender, 4 volumes of John James Audubon’s ‘Birds of America’, and 1 barrel of whiskey for the Emperor and much more!