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Hi, Can anybody help me to some laws regarding archery? Laws that would sound strange to us nowadays? If possible with reference. Regards, Sander

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> Can anybody help me to some laws regarding archery? Laws that would sound > strange to us nowadays? If possible with reference.

1457: Scottish Parliament bans "futeball" (the precursor of both soccer and American football) and golf on the grounds that these sports were distracting men from practicing the archery needed in the country’s many wars with England. MA

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> Hi, > Can anybody help me to some laws regarding archery?

Try this for starters http://www.livinghistory.co.uk/homepages/purbrook_bowmen/statutes.htm

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> Hi, > Can anybody help me to some laws regarding archery? Laws that would sound > strange to us nowadays? If possible with reference. > Regards, > Sander

From http://www.dumblaws.com/countries/countries.php?Country=England In Chester, you can only shoot a Welsh person with a bow and arrow inside the city walls and after midnight. In Hereford, you may not shoot a Welsh person on Sunday with a longbow in the Cathedral Close. In York, excluding Sundays, it is perfectly legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow. -Mac

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> In York, excluding Sundays, it is perfectly legal to shoot a Scotsman with a > bow and arrow.

Buwahahaha. Mind you, my version reads that it has to be a longbow. Anyone care to lend me one? (About a 31/32" draw, please) 7om

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> In Chester, you can only shoot a Welsh person with a bow and arrow inside > the city walls and after midnight.

You sure about that? I know that it’s perfectly legal to lynch a Welshman inside the city walls between midnight and dawn, but I though that for archery practice they have to be on the opposite bank of the River Dee? And then it only applies on a Sunday afternoon until sundown? J

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>Hi, >Can anybody help me to some laws regarding archery? Laws that would sound >strange to us nowadays? If possible with reference. >Regards, >Sander

 From The Archers Craft by Adrian Eliot Hodgkin (there’s a couple of pages of them these are the oddest) 1100-35 An archer at practice who kills a man is not to be held for murder or manslaughter (Laws of Henry I Cambridge 1644) 1416 Aspen wood to be used for arrow only and not for patterns or clogs amended in 1464 to allow aspen unsuitable for arrows to be used for patterns 1472 Merchants to bring in to England 4 bowstaves with every ton of goods imported 1483 Merchants to import 10 good bowstaves with every butt of wine — david sinfield http://www.sinfield.demon.co.uk/bowsite

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the following: – Hide quoted text — Show quoted text ->Hi, >Can anybody help me to some laws regarding archery? Laws that would sound >strange to us nowadays? If possible with reference. >Regards, >Sander > From The Archers Craft by Adrian Eliot Hodgkin (there’s a couple of >pages of them these are the oddest) >1100-35 An archer at practice who kills a man is not to be held for >murder or manslaughter (Laws of Henry I Cambridge 1644) >1416 Aspen wood to be used for arrow only and not for patterns or clogs >amended in 1464 to allow aspen unsuitable for arrows to be used for >patterns >1472 Merchants to bring in to England 4 bowstaves with every ton of >goods imported >1483 Merchants to import 10 good bowstaves with every butt of wine

here’s some more http://www.livinghistory.co.uk/homepages/purbrook_bowmen/statutes.htm Hope this helps HooDooWitch Work hard, rock hard, eat hard, sleep hard, grow big and wear glasses if you need ‘em.

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