The Efficacy of the English Longbow: A Reply to Kelly DeVries

  title={The Efficacy of the English Longbow: A Reply to Kelly DeVries},
  author={Clifford J. Rogers},
  journal={War in History},
  pages={233 - 242}
very profession needs its gadflies: men and women who shake our complacency and force us to re-examine assumptions we have rarely if ever questioned before. Sometimes revisionists lead us, as the word itself suggests, to see things in a new way, and convince us that our former understanding of an event, a process, a person or a thing was fundamentally flawed. At other times the process of reappraisal leads us back to the same conclusions which we held when we began, but enables us to maintain… 

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Oure archiers shotte full hertyly, / And made Frensshmen faste to blede. / There arwes wente full good sped, / Oure enemyes therwith doun gon falle, / Thorugh brestplate, habirion, and bassonet yede

  • The Bataie of Agyncout quoted in C. Hibbert, Agincout
  • 1964

A Collection of the CAronicles and Ancient Hitories of Great Britain