Did you know that the average archer could fire twelve arrows a minute? Therefore, at the Battle of Agincourt (which had 6,000 English archers against 30,000 French cavalry) those 6,000 archers fired around 72,000 arrows a minute. If 20,000 archers were deployed, they would launch 240,000 arrows a minute! That many arrows would eclipse the sun!

4 thoughts on “THE BEAUTY OF ARCHERY”

  1. It’s true, and the long bow had greatly increased range over previous bows. They weren’t necessarily killers against plate armor, but they could cause enough damage to hinder and demoralize an army.

    The swampy terrain that the French had to go through didn’t help them either 😉

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