The book can be strongly recommended to anyone interested in the use of the bow and crossbow, particularly as a military weapon. [Mike Loades] presents in a vivid and readable fashion a survey of their use over many centuries.
Arthur Credland, Military History Matters
Anyone with an interest in war bows or the history of warfare would greatly benefit from a copy of this comprehensive work... Loades's experience with bows, both in terms of their history and real life handling, shines through in this well-researched and beautifully written and illustrated book.
History of War, February 2019
I don't recall ever reading such a thorough analysis of a weapons system... Lavishly illustrated and engagingly written, this book could only have been written by someone who is a supreme practitioner of the subject.
An up-to-date and super-cool book... it's been vetted and fed into by some of the leading experts, both academics and archers, in the world today.
Unquestionably an essential reference work if you have any interest whatsoever in archery in all its forms.
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