The thrown spear did not survive competition with the longbow , crossbow, and firearm in the West but it continued in cultures innocent of gunpowder.
They allowed some of the weekend's 700 visitors the chance to handle a longbow , the English national weapon in the Middle Ages and a formidable force on the battlefield.
The Welsh had been using the longbow since the twelfth century, but in the Welsh Wars of Edward I, it was introduced to the English.
This single battle is taken as proof of how just effective the longbow was as a weapon.
Each rider took out his longbow and fitted arrow to string.
Before he could fire, Rae had an arrow fitted in her longbow .
The response he received was an angry retort from a man in the crowd holding a longbow , with an arrow strung and ready to fire.
Visitors will be able to aim high with the English longbow or match their skills to the Agincourt archers or those of Robin Hood and his merry men.
In the fourteenth century Edward III incorporated mounted archers using the native longbow into his army.
They took five shotguns, a longbow , arrows, a crossbow and bolts.