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The Welsh and Irish Bows

Above is a sketch by Albrecht Durer showing Irish Gallowglass soldiers one of whom is carrying a short bow and arrows.For information on Welsh and Iri...Read More

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short bow butt huge sword

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Yes the Gallowglass were famous for using a huge 2 handed sword. See the follwoing links for more info:http://www.albion-swords....Read More

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thank you so much for this post! being welsh myself i have often wondered what bows were used here before the yew longbow was introduced by the normans(i am assuming this is what happened?), i have...

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Korky, Thanks for your reply. Download the PDF and read it. The info is really useful. The drawings should be helpful. The 'longbow' is most likely a Nordic or Norman weapon. Irish and Welsh bows were...

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That shorty on the Durer picture looking heavy.

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that picture is straight out of a videogame, there is just no way. I read somewhere an old description of a welsh bow, and it was made out of elm. Thats about all it said, and am also interested in...

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Think of the prehistoric Holmgaard design. Then evolve it a few thousand years, and change the wood from Elm to Yew - Longbow!

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No longbow (man tall bow) has ever been found in the archeological record in Wales.The bows at Waterford are NOT Irish bows.  They were bows of the Anglo - Norman (English) forces and may have been...

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Pedro, Surely the Welsh could cerainly have made use of a short bow?  Also Cambrensis's description indicates that at least in one part of Wales, Elm was used to make bows.  Why would the Welsh bow...

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Hi Craig, Could you please provide references on the modern genetic evidence pertaining to the ancestory of the British Celts? I for one would really like to read up on these findigs. "Anything is...

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i agree with Craig on this, though it most likley my patriotism coming through at the thought of Wales creating the longbow.... but it is interesting that Cambrensis suggests that the welsh bowmen...

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Pedro,You did read the whole text of Halpin's work? Can not say I did I only skimmed it I am not particularly interested in Irish Bows but rather have an interest in the bows of the British mainland,...

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PedroAnother bit of info on the Celtic/Brittonic genetic thing.http://www.prospectmagazi.../mythsofbritishancestry/Craig.

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I better make a copy of this thread in the Archery Reference Center > Historic and Prehistoric Bow Reference...Read More

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