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    Medieval Weapons

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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

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    popular book series, The Hunger Games (2008), survives the climax of the storyline with a simple bow and arrow. Although, Katniss uses a more primitive type of a bow called a longbow, there are many men and women today who use a more modern type known as the compound bow. A compound bow is a little more complicated looking than a longbow, but easier to utilize. Shooting a compound bow is one of the most exhilarating and gratifying hobbies, anyone can participate in. It is easy to effectively shoot as long

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    sport and by others, as a competitive sport. Due to this, the shapes of the bow and the arrow have gone through many changes since the first model of the bow and arrow. The three main types of bows today are the recurve bow, the compound bow, and the longbow. In addition to this, there are also three types of arrows the carbon arrow, aluminum arrow, and wooden arrow. Due to the different types of materials, the distance one shot covers is relative to each bow and arrow. In order to shoot an arrow, one

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    most common weapons used were crossbows, longbows, war hammers, spears, early forms of pistol and cannons. With all this weaponry Europeans also needed armor, like chainmail and plate armor. Different types of weapons and the different kinds of armor were a key component to warfare during the Elizabethan period, in Europe. Long distance weapons were essential to European combat. The main long distance weapons used by Europeans during that time were the longbow and the crossbow. Each form of weaponry

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    hunting

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    change that settled agricultural existence with peoples need to catch food to survive along with most peoples love of hunting, will hopefully continue into further generations. Hunting offers excitement, tested strength, and also courage ("Longbows") Aboriginal people hunted and trapped animals for uses like shelter, food, clothing or tools. They also traded, trading of pelts dates back to the mid 1600’s in western Canada. In the late sixteenth century Aboriginal trappers accepted European

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    The History of the Crossbow The crossbow is a weapon of antiquity. There is plausible evidence that the Chinese developed the weapon as early as 1500 BC Surviving examples exist in China from as far back as the third century BC These Han dynasty relics display a great deal of sophistication. The lock (chi) is comprised of a cast bronze box which holds a rotating nut and a two-lever seer and trigger that locks the release in a set position. Roman soldiers captured and ransomed in Sogdiana in central

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    Andrea Beyer Mrs. Taylor PreAP English II 8 April 2014 The Benefits of Hunting Our ancestors had only one way to survive when electricity, plumbing, and farming were not available: hunting. Killing animals for their skin, feathers, bone, and meat was the only way exist. Men spent days in the wilderness tracking beings that could sustain their families for days. The practice is still alive today and has even gained popularity to where competitions are held for hunters. Though they could drive

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    Swiss Pikemen. English Longbows The English longbow was much bigger than other bows. It was as tall as a man or taller and could fire with accuracy well over 200 yards. An English archer could fire accurately three arrows a minute and when pressed could double that rate. A hundred archers could launch a thousand arrows a minute, with withering results, due to the fact that there arrows were much lighter, and wind caused them to change direction after about 50 feet. The longbow is credited with the

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    The longbow was very crucial to the English military. In this paper I will tell people about the English longbow and how dominant it was it their military. One will be surprised by the dominance of the longbow. I will tell one about wars, power, and draw a weight. The draw weight of the longbow was eighty pounds. That is a lot of weight. Soldiers hated the draw weight of the bow because they couldn’t pull back on it and thought they might get killed easier if they tried to pull back on it (longbowdynasty

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    Bringing Archery Back into School Curriculums

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    Children in the public schools of America are lacking motivation and zeal for learning the current core curriculum. On the side, archery is increasing in interest within the population of younger US Citizens. Therefore, the US Department of Education should make archery training available in schools in order to help gain interest and knowledge about archery. As most any local bow technicians are aware, The Hunger Games caused a rise in recurve archers. However, the surge of interest, which occurred

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