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The medieval longbow, truths and legends (Tavistock Branch)
Fri. 14 December 2018 at 7:30 pm
A demonstration with artefacts by Chris Thomas.
The true story behind the nature, use and some of the science behind this famous but frequently misunderstood or misrepresented part of history, and those who used it, with practical demonstrations and examples of period style equipment.
Chris Thomas has been interested in history since childhood, and for 30 years has been involved with historical re-enactment, ranging from the Saxon period to the English Civil War. Having been, among other things, an educational advisor, an outdoor pursuits instructor and a toothpaste maker, he is now an historical leather-worker and maker of reproduction artefacts, as well as giving talks and demonstrations.