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Old Archery Games

Archery was used for hunting and warfare for centuries, but that didn’t stop archers having fun with it too, as Jan Sachers reveals Sporting competition has always been a part of archery history, ever since early man first challenged his

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Ahead of the Game

As Richard Head Longbows celebrated 21 years as a full-time bow making company, Bow International caught up with founder Richard Head   Richard Head has been making bows professionally for 21 years, though his involvement in archery goes back way beyond that.

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A Mystery Revived

Hugh D. Soar examines arrows from the past, and reveals what they might be able to show us about historical warfare and craftsmanship Traditional archery is not noted for mystery, but certain items recovered from the ‘Mary Rose’ have had

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The first York

Jan Sachers – archer and historian – reveals the unique history of the York round and the development of national competition     The second half of the 18th century saw the resurrection of archery as a pastime and sport

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The First York

Jan Sachers – archer and historian – reveals the unique history of the York round and the development of national competition The second half of the 18th century saw the resurrection of archery as a pastime and sport for English

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Building bows

Got a budding bowyer in the family? A new book from German historian and craftsman Wulf Hein shows you how to build a starter bow. Angelika Hornig asks the questions Wulf Hein is a craftsman specialising in the reconstruction of historical

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