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Bowmen Collection

Background imageBowmen Collection: CRECY

CRECY
At CRECY, 9000 English soldiers under Edward III defeat 30, 000 French under Philippe VI - a triumph of the English strategy of bowmen against cavalry

Background imageBowmen Collection: Archery Meeting 1822

Archery Meeting 1822
The Meeting of the Royal British Bowmen in the Grounds of Erddig (Erthig) Park, Denbighshire, Wales - the seat of Simon Yorke Esq

Background imageBowmen Collection: Siege of Duras 1377

Siege of Duras 1377
The French lay siege to the town of Duras, storming the walls with scaling-ladders while artillerymen bombard the walls with mortars, bowmen with crossbows

Background imageBowmen Collection: English Archery

English Archery
Four English bowmen: 1) Brigandine archer 1554 2) Brigandine archer 1590 3) Archer of Charles I 1625 4) Archer of 1780

Background imageBowmen Collection: Medieval archers with crossbow and arrows

Medieval archers with crossbow and arrows
Medieval archers with crossbow and different types of arrows. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Verico from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient and Modern Costumes of all the Peoples of the World, Florence

Background imageBowmen Collection: San Bushmen rock painting, Lesotho, Southern Africa

San Bushmen rock painting, Lesotho, Southern Africa
A stunning rock painting at Thaba Bosiu (now in Lesotho) drawn by San Bushmen, depicting archers on a hunt (and an inset view if the location scenery). Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBowmen Collection: Conquistadors on Mississippi in Retreat

Conquistadors on Mississippi in Retreat
Spanish conquistadors on the Mississippi river are forced to retreat from Native American forces on the shore. Bowmen in the reeds

Background imageBowmen Collection: European knights mount an unsuccessful siege 1390

European knights mount an unsuccessful siege 1390
European knights mount an unsuccessful siege on a city near Tunis, Africa. Defeated, they soon return home

Background imageBowmen Collection: Jeanne D arc, Idealised

Jeanne D arc, Idealised
JOAN OF ARC An idealised representation - she fulfils Merlins prophecy that a virgin will come whose horse will trample the backs of bowmen

Background imageBowmen Collection: Traditional Japanese Archery Contest (and Contestants)

Traditional Japanese Archery Contest (and Contestants) Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBowmen Collection: Illustration, scene at an archery event

Illustration, scene at an archery event
Illustration, Scene at an archery event of the 1790s, featuring the Bowmen (and Women) of Kent in historical costume, apparently held on Blackheath (which was then in Kent)

Background imageBowmen Collection: Infantry crossbowman, 12th century

Infantry crossbowman, 12th century.. Handcolored copperplate drawn and engraved by Leopold Massard from French Costumes from King Clovis to Our Days, Massard, Mifliez, Paris, 1834

Background imageBowmen Collection: English Archers

English Archers
English bowmen of the period of Edward IV : their bows - preferably of yew - were not less unbent than a mans height. A skilled bowman could reach 220 yards/metres. Date: 1482

Background imageBowmen Collection: Medieval Siege Weapons

Medieval Siege Weapons
Mediavel siege weapons are little developed from Roman times. A movable castle gives a platform for bowmen, and two cannons will bombard the castle with cannonballs. Date: 14th - 15th centuries

Background imageBowmen Collection: Red Kaffir Archers of Chitral - Khyber Pass

Red Kaffir Archers of Chitral - Khyber Pass
The Khyber Pass - the mountain pass that links Pakistan and Afghanistan. Throughout history it has been an important trade route between Central Asia and South Asia and a strategic military location

Background imageBowmen Collection: Military / Weapons / Bowmen

Military / Weapons / Bowmen
At CRECY, 9000 English soldiers under Edward III defeat 30, 000 French under Philippe VI - a triumph of the English strategy of bowmen against cavalry

Background imageBowmen Collection: Crecy (Dupray)

Crecy (Dupray)
CRECY The decisive defeat of the French by the English is won at the expense of fierce hand to hand fighting as well as the superiority of the bowmen

Background imageBowmen Collection: Horsemen 4 - Parthians

Horsemen 4 - Parthians
PARTHIANS : these warriors from present-day Iran are renowned as horseman and bowmen, noted for the Parthian shot loosed just as they seem to be retreating

Background imageBowmen Collection: Siege of a Castle

Siege of a Castle
The siege of a town, with guns blazing and bowmen shooting their arrows

Background imageBowmen Collection: French Bowmen

French Bowmen
French bowmen

Background imageBowmen Collection: Armoured Horse and Man

Armoured Horse and Man
A French horse-soldier, period of Philippe le Bel : both man and horse are well protected against bowmen, though the horse seems dangerously vulnerable to infantry

Background imageBowmen Collection: Machen Book

Machen Book
The cover of Arthur Machens The Bowmen, and other Legends of the War, which he believed was responsible for the legend of the Angels of Mons

Background imageBowmen Collection: Bowmen of Mons / Pearce

Bowmen of Mons / Pearce
The Bowmen of Mons come to the aid of the British and cause havoc among their enemies


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