Longbowmen were key figures in medieval English warfare, using single-piece longbows to fire arrows with remarkable accuracy and range. These semi-professional soldiers, often from the yeoman class, were known for their skills honed through tradition and practice.


  1. Longbowmen used the powerful English longbow, with superior range and penetration.
  2. They played a decisive role in the Battle of Agincourt in 1415.
  3. English law required regular practice, creating a pool of skilled archers.
  4. Their arrows could pierce chainmail and sometimes even plate armor.
  5. The longbow's use impacted social status and culture in medieval England.