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Guy Farrish

Useful contextualisation.

I don’t think I give much credence to either end of the extremes of the argument – terminal homing arrows or impervious armoured knights.

I thought Todd’s test was a useful corrective to the superman image of the English Longbowman that certainly used to be a thing with some wargamers at least.

As Matt says – it’s a complicated business and both armour and bow continued to have value throughout the fifteenth century – otherwise one or both would have disappeared before they did. (and there were still some advocates for the longbow at the end of the sixteenth century).