The decline and fall of the English longbow

This episode of the podcast ”…and the sky went black!”, tales and history of the English longbow is a bit sad. It deals with the decline and eventual disappearance of the English longbow, from the battlefield. A gradual process which occurred during the 16th and 17th century. As late as 1776, the famous American inventor and politician Benjamin Franklin wrote…

And the sky went black: The Battles of Crécy and Agincourt (podcast)

This episode of the podcast ”…and the sky went black!”, tales and history of the English longbow deals with two famous battles, where the English longbow triumphed: Crécy (1346) and Agincourt (1415). The episode is called The Battles of Crécy and Agincourt: We happy few, we band of brothers!, referring to the famous speech by king…

”…and the sky went black!” A podcast about the English longbow.

May the English forgive us Swedes, but this is the premiere episode (a total of five episodes are planned) of the brand new podcast ”…and the sky went black!”, tales and history of the English longbow. This first episode is called ”The English longbow in medieval warfare”, and is sort of an introduction. Later episodes…