The Crossbow: Medieval and Modern Military and Sporting

Posted by on Monday, January 18, 2016 Under: Art




Title:  The Crossbow: Medieval and Modern Military and Sporting.

Date:  1840-1845.

Source:  Costumes of Mediaeval Christendom.

Information:  The kneeling and seated figures in this diagram illustrate how a crossbow is first drawn and then loaded. This is contrasted by the standing figure, who shows how much more rapidly a conventional bow can be fired.

Source: 
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In : Art 


Tags: archery  "archery artwork"  britain  crossbow  "medieval history"   

 

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