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The price an English longbowman paid for his strength and skill….

It had never occurred to me that our splendid medieval longbowmen’s bodies were adversely affected by their constant use of strength and exercise. I should have realised—it’s common sense!—but the above picture came as a great surprise to me. To read more, go to https://theglyptodon.wordpress.com/2012/06/26/the-archers-bones/ and https://imgur.com/gallery/Seurw There are other sites to be found, of course.

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One thought on “The price an English longbowman paid for his strength and skill….

  1. mcshim@nyc.rr.com on said:

    Did these skeletal changes hinder, inconvenience, or pain the archer?

    Vty,

    Richard P. McArthur

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