Monday, January 09, 2006


Agincourt by Juliet Barker is the Book of the Week being read on Radio 4. In honour of this, whilst listening, I strung my ash bow. I can do it easily now - it was a bit of an effort at first, as I was worried I might break it.


At 2:07 pm GMT, Blogger Sarah Cuthbertson said...

Thanks for alerting me to the Agincourt book readings! I'm enjoying a lovely day off today (due to lack of work, oh joy!) and made a point of listening to today's reading. I didn't know that a medieval wife was expected to be able to work at her husband's trade. So hurrah for Margaret the Blacksmith (except for her getting paid only a twelfth of what her other half got, for shame). Someone should write a novel about her.

Bravo with your bow!

At 10:27 am GMT, Blogger Carla said...

I didn't know that either, or that archery was an aristocratic method of hunting in Britain. I must get the book so I can check the references! What do you think of Jane Lapotaire's reading style?

Alex, how far can you shoot with your bow?


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