The Longbow Research Paper

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[Name] Aaron McCoy
Ms. Herring
7th Grade ELA

Have you ever wondered if the longbow was new or old? My hypothesis is that it’s centuries old, older than the musket! Here is my reasearch. The longbow had a huge effect on the outcome of English military dominance, because from research found that in history we can find this “Battle of Poitiers in 1356, the longbow was responsible for the deaths of 2,000 French mounted knights.“ Two more are “At the Battle of Sluys in 1340, English archers poured a devastating longbow attack on tightly packed French ships that suffered serious losses.” and “the French army. In 1346 at the Battle of Crecy, English archers devastated the French who lost at least 11 princes, 1,200 knights and 30,000 common soldiers.” also facts have been found about how it was used and from research we can find these facts and here are three of them “The longbow was used by the english
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“ ,and last but not least “Circa 2,690 BC
Evidence of longbow being used in Somerset England. “All of this evidence leads to only one conclusion, The longbow has been around for hundreds of decades.
So all of those people who thought that it is not a old technology, Shame on you, and did you know that the longbow is the very first long range weapon ever thought of? Also the first victory for the longbow was during 1298 against the Scots.
The longbow also played a very important role in making an ancient tapestry called The Bayeux Tapestry which depicts the Saxon soldiers under heavy assault from Norman arrows, and King Harold is famously pictured with an arrow through his eye.
Another famous piece in history is the Battle of Sluys in 1340, where English archers poured a devastating longbow attack on tightly packed French ships that suffered serious

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