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  • Essay on Warfare during the Renaissance

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    often a blade for cutting. There were many variations on these. As with the longbow, the real effectiveness of the pike was not so much the weapon itself but how it was used on the battlefield. The Swiss became adept at fighting in formation. A solid square of Pikemen, with the front lines planting their pikes in the ground, presented a bristling wall that cavalry charges were generally unable to break. As with the English, too, the Swiss fought as traditional infantry once the cavalry charge was

  • Strategies In The Battle Of Agincourt

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    it is among the most distinguished battle wins of the English because nobody expected them to defeat the French. The reason was that the French army had four times more troops than it did, and everyone expected it to lose because of this. However, there are a number of factors that were at play that surpassed the numbers the French had and necessitated the English win. Such factors had to do with the strategies that were employed by the English, the conditions at the battlefield, and, most importantly

  • Medieval Weapons Essay

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    Medieval Weapons Medieval Weapons were (are) very dangerous. They Can kill, puncture, wound, hurt, or anything else. All weapons From the Middle Ages were looked upon as frightening and crucial Tools to kill. From a small dagger to a large cannon; all weapons Would kill, no doubt about it. A lot, in fact most of the weapons were used for siege and Defense against castles. Castles were the most integral part of the Middle Ages. They held the king, the servants and anyone else Important. If you

  • Hundred Year War Research Paper

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    The Hundred Year War was a war between the French and English in the 13th and 14th century. The war was a conflict over land, titles and rights between both the French and English. This involved several generations of French and English who have claimed a period of more than a hundred years(Hundred Years’ War, pars.1). This was said to last form around 1337 to 1453 by the House of Plantagenet. It was accompanied by some significant battles and people during this time period of the Hundred Year War

  • Bow History

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    oldest weapons that can launch a projectile at great distances accurately. In prehistoric times, the bow was used for hunting and war. Beth L. Habeishi and Staphanie Mallory in “Basic Illustrated Archery” state that later on in the human race, the longbow also became used for competition shooting as well (para. 1). The world changed and the bow was replaced by the gun. Paul E. Klopsteg in “Archery,” states that the bow is almost certainly the earliest mechanical device to achieve greater speed in a

  • Who Invented The Longbow

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    oldest weapons that can launch a projectile at great distances accurately. In prehistoric times, the bow was used for hunting and war. Beth L. Habeishi and Staphanie Mallory in Basic Illustrated Archery state that later on in the human race, the longbow also became used for competition shooting as well. Paul E. Klopsteg in Archery, states that the bow is “almost certainly the earliest mechanical device to achieve greater speed in a projectile than could be attained by throwing. According to Beth

  • The Physics of Archery Essay

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    The Physics of Archery There are not many activities out there that relax and soothe me quite like shooting my bow. It is not as simple as it sounds though, just pulling on the string, releasing the string, and watching the arrow fly towards your target. There are a number of aspects that must be taken into consideration when trying to shoot a bow and arrow efficiently, this is where we will get into the physics of archery. There are two main things to consider when looking at archery

  • Otzi Research Paper

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    In 1991 two hikers found a frozen body in a mountain pass in the Alps, on the Italian-Austrian border in Europe. This brave leader who lived about 5,000 years ago didn’t know that he would be an important clue to how people lived in the past. 5,000 years ago there lived a man named Ötzi, he was the leader of the Murkwell village at the bottom of the Alps. Ötzi’s parents who were the former leaders, died during an expedition to a far land by foot to trade valuable stone tools. His parents left leadership

  • Physics in Bow and Arrow Shooting

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    When people think of shooting a bow they may think of back in time when the Indians used to shoot their longbows. When you look at it from that perspective it seems like bows are such a simple piece of equipment. Unless you’ve really sat down and looked at a compound bow you wouldn’t understand that there can be so many parts to make it function properly. For example, the string moving at such a high rate of speed to launch the arrow, then comes to a complete stop in just a fraction of a second with

  • How to Become a Bow Hunter Essay examples

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    Bow hunting can be a fun and exiting sport to do. But first you must learn how to do so. There several steps involved becoming a successful bow-hunter. You must have proper equipment, good hunting habitat, and skill with a little technique. Have a nice bow with comfortable poundage that you can draw back easily fully dressed. Too much poundage will surely give you away. A compound bow or a recurve bow will both work well. Compound bows are more expensive and are require frequent tuning. Recurve

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