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How to shoot the English Longbow

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170 points · 9 months ago

I love his speech pattern, very fluid and matter-of-fact when talking about murder

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level 3

Fuck I love that movie.

level 2

Was about to say great things about the man, but you found what made him really great listener and thus teacher.
I could sit and just listen to him.

level 1
101 points · 9 months ago

"Seven tricks to piss off the French, #3 will shock you!"

I love the English longbow. If I remember correctly, skeletons of these archers would be easy to tell, since their right arms were larger than their left.

level 2

TIL that If I had died at 14 I might've been mistaken for an English archer.

level 2

The evidence is all in the shoulder and back muscles, not so much the arm. The former two would have been over developed.

level 3
7 points · 9 months ago

He said skeleton.

level 4
6 points · 9 months ago

Which are attached to muscles

level 5
5 points · 9 months ago

Which are covered in fat and skin

level 6
4 points · 9 months ago

Which are made of cells

level 7

MITOCHONDRIA IS THE POWERHOUSE OF THE CELL

level 2

they also tended to have bone spurs in their wrists and elbows.

level 3

No use in Vietnam, then

level 2
2 points · 9 months ago

I heard another telltale sign is links between the shoulder blades wouldn't properly fuse

level 2

This would hardly be exclusive to English Longbowmen. They would have been on the end of the scale due to the bow's draw-weight, but all archers would have muscles more developed on one side.

level 1
48 points · 9 months ago · edited 9 months ago

I can’t tell if he’s a Northerner or a Midlander but his accent is so calm and his tone dulcet.

level 2
26 points · 9 months ago

Midlander.

Source: am Northerner

level 3

Respect

level 3
4 points · 9 months ago

Can confirm

Source: am Midlander

level 4
2 points · 9 months ago

Nice out today innit

level 2
22 points · 9 months ago

Ah dulcet. One of many fine words I love but never remember to use.

level 2

100% midlander. Not nottingham though, cant quite place it.
Source: Am midlander.

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