History of the English Longbow

History of the English Longbow

Saturday 12 November 2022

Times: 12.00pm

Prices: £15 per person

Venue: West Stow

Booking information

Saturday 12 November 2022, 12.00pm

This event is promoted by Arnor Heritage Projects

Event details

How did the English Longbow become such a legendary weapon? What is the story of the Longbow and its impact upon society?

Starting at 12 midday, you can take part in an activity session with replicas of the English Longbow and arrows from around 1400.

You can also discover how the Longbow was loaded and shot – this session lasts about an hour. After a break of about another hour, enjoy a multimedia talk with video and images which reveal the history of the Longbow from earliest times to the golden age which ended about 1500. The impact of the bow on language and society will be explored. We will also find out about the key archaeological discoveries from the Mary Rose which sank in 1545.

This is part of a series entitled ‘Our Story’.

  • Ticket does NOT include full admission to the Anglo-Saxon Village.
  • This is partly an outdoor event so please wear sensible clothing.
  • The event is suitable for adults and/or accompanied young people 12 years and over; all must be paying participants.
  • Please meet at the Visitor Centre 10 minutes before session start time.
  • This event will go ahead in most weather conditions apart from extreme wind and/or rain (introduction inside).
  • Parking: Normal parking fees apply

Times: 12pm-3pm
Tickets: £15 per person
Booking: Essential - use the 'Book now' button or call 01284 758000
Venue: West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village

This event is promoted by Arnor Heritage Projects.

Parking fees apply

Meet at the Visitor Centre 10 mins before start time

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