Medieval Myth Busting – More Detail. Dr Toby Capwell on the Battle of Agincourt, the known and assumed history of that battle and the campaign that surrounds it.
It references a series of tests that are shown in this film…. https://youtu.be/DBxdTkddHaE. It will make more sense if you watch this film first.
Find out more about the armour and the arrows in these companion films.
The armour https://youtu.be/934fmJXrYOM
The arrows https://youtu.be/1Jac4EQsBNs
The contributors are all world class in their fields of expertise, armour, arrows, shooting and historical context
Joe Gibbs – Archer and bowyer
Will Sherman – Fletcher – http://www.medievalarrows.co.uk
Kevin Legg – Armourer – http://www.plessisarmouries.co.uk
Chrissi Carnie – Fabric armour – http://www.thesempster.co.uk
Dr Tobias Capwell – Arms and Armour Curator, The Wallace Collection
Tod Todeschini – Host – http://www.todsworkshop.com
160lbs (73Kg) mountain yew English Longbow based on those found on The Mary Rose (sank 1545). Bow was shooting 80g (2.8oz) arrows at 55ms (180fps) at 10m, giving 123J and 52ms (170fps) 109J at 25m
Distance 10m 25m
Speed 55ms 52ms
Energy 123J 109J
The first arrow type we used was MR80A764/158. The diameter at the shoulder was 12.7mm (1/2”) tapering to a nock of 8.5mm. Total length was 30.5”
The second arrow type was MR82A1892/9. The diameter at the shoulder was 12.9mm (1/2”) and the nock was 7.5mm. Same total length.
The shafts were black poplar (Populus Nigra) and ash (Fraxinus Excelsior).
Fletchings were swan, bound with silk into a beeswax, kidney fat and copper verdigris compound.
Heads were wrought iron, copied from MoL Type 9 7568
Arrows weighed 80g (2.8oz)
Based on the Churburg 14 piece. The reproduction is made from 0.5% carbon steel and air cooled and is of variable thickness. The front and centre is 2.5mm (3/32”) thick and it tapers down to 1.5mm (1/16”) at the sides and edges.