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English Rain

By Philip_H
Thanks for all the C&Cs on 'Well Prepared'. This is another from the same medieval history camp, organised to commemorate the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt.

On the medieval battlefield English archers stored their arrows stabbed upright into the ground at their feet, reducing the time it took to notch, draw and shoot. Arrows were not unlimited, so archers and their commanders took every effort to ration their use to the situation at hand. Nonetheless, resupply during battle was available. Young boys were often employed to run additional arrows to longbow archers while in their positions on the battlefield. "The longbow was the machine gun of the Middle Ages: accurate, deadly, possessed of a long range and rapid rate of fire, the flight of its missiles was likened to a storm". This rate was much higher than that of its Western European projectile rival on the battlefield, the crossbow. It was also much higher than the standard early firearms, although the lower training requirements and greater penetration of firearms eventually led to the longbow falling into disuse.

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Tags: Arrows Close-up and macro Beverley Archery Flights Agincourt 600 Agincourt Battle of agincourt Medieval history camp Fletchings

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NDODS 9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2015 6:21PM
An interesting narrative and image.

Thanks for sharing Philip.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
27 Oct 2015 6:40PM
Interesting to learn about the arrows--and a fine image!
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.5k 158 England
27 Oct 2015 7:02PM
Interesting narrative and a very good close crop of arrows, Phil.

Dave
nonur 11 18 13 Turkey
27 Oct 2015 8:55PM
I agree with the above, Philip.
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 164 16 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2015 9:58PM
Very interesting write up Philip, a great image as wellGrinGrin

Cliff
Bantu 6 7 1 India
28 Oct 2015 6:35AM
Very informative,a great capture.

Vikram
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9 3 2 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2015 12:28PM
Good subject, exceptional image clarity and lovely colours... Grin
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