Archers

The Linkspages at Larsdatter.com

Toxophilus - The School Of Shooting The Great Warbow: From Hastings to the Mary Rose Secrets of the English War Bow The Medieval Archer Longbow: A Social and Military History The Crooked Stick: A History of the Longbow Bowmen of England English Longbowman 1330-1515 The Book of the Crossbow: With an Additional Section on Catapults and Other Siege Engines The Crossbow: Its Military and Sporting History, Construction and Use

How archers would have dressed (or armored) in the Middle Ages, in terms of realistic period portrayals of archers. This list should also be useful for viewing period depictions of archery accoutrements.

There are plenty of unrealistic examples, of course; this list avoids figures dressed more for allegory or myth than for practical archery.

See Archers in Action for a brief but interesting description of medieval combat archery, or these links on medieval archery equipment.

Also notable are portraits by Memling and van der Weyden of men holding arrows. There is an interesting description of medieval Welsh archers at Data Wales.