By Nils Visser
Pictures of a few members of the Dutch Warbow Society who visited a number of old battlefields in France in the weekend of the 24th and 25th of March. Most pictures by Nils Visser, Kay Klomp and Erik Mesdag.
Testing a new experimental longbow
Ready for more serious work
The tower at the supposed location of King Edward's windmill. The flags there where the Prince of Wales, the Black Prince, commanded the English right flank.
Something's being discussed
Kay's discovered a new angle...
...which is working out nicely...
and another one. The field looks lovely, but there's flint everywhere and on occasion you'd hear an arrow shatter on impact.
Surveying the Battlefield
Our bowyer back to work. The English had about 4,000 to 5,000 archers on this hilltop on that summer's day in 1346
All capable of launching more than 10 arrows a minute.
The monument behind the first English position at the Maisoncelle side of the field.
The museum. I'm not vain, the others were very rude with regard to the poor horse.
Paying our respects at the monument for the French dead.
Prepping Agincourt. This is the Archer's Road, most often associated with the second English position. The more likely place is half a mile away.
Opening volley, father and son. In the wrong direction, by the by. Reason: grass on this side of the road, crops planted on the correct side of the road, but farmers aint too pleased when you start trampling over crops.
The other side of the line-up.
Just to rifle a few people: Load your bow, aim, fire ;-)
Lovely authentic oak carts in the background. Ahum.