Artwork : ArchiveNo00158

Long Bow 1545





Contributor Name Mary Rose
Contributor Image Andy_Elkerton.jpg

Location Portsea
Collection Date 06.06.08 3.56pm
Artefact Name Long Bow
Artefact Description Made of Spanish Ewe. 183.5cm (length).
There should be a 'horn nock' on each end.
Artefact Date 1545
Artefact Stored Mary Rose store
Artefact Form

Artefact Image long_bow.jpg
Sample Taken Wood chip from end of bow.
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History of Artefact There should be a 'horn nock' on each end - horn didnít survive on the ship. It is a genuine Long Bow ordered by Henry VIII. He made it law that everyone had to practise between the ages of seven and seventy. Handguns were coming in at the time.
There were 137 complete bows found on the ship.
Historian Andy Elkerton
Previous Owners A soldier
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