The English army ascendancy which lasted from the mid-14th to the early sixteenth century used to be based upon protective strategies according to using the longbow. This weapon, distinct in that it was once utilized by English forces on my own, was once essentially the most powerful missile weapon of the overdue heart a long time: its arrow had an identical penetrative skill as a latest day bullet and the bow's cost of fireside used to be now not equalled by means of any weapon utilized by English forces till the adoption of the Lee Enfield rifle initially of the 20 th century. The English longbowmen's involvement in wars equivalent to the warfare of the Roses (1455-1485) and 100 Years' struggle (1337-1453) is mentioned.
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