(1) The response he received was an angry retort from a man in the crowd holding a longbow , with an arrow strung and ready to fire.(2) Before he could fire, Rae had an arrow fitted in her longbow .(3) They allowed some of the weekend's 700 visitors the chance to handle a longbow , the English national weapon in the Middle Ages and a formidable force on the battlefield.(4) Visitors will be able to aim high with the English longbow or match their skills to the Agincourt archers or those of Robin Hood and his merry men.(5) However, war had moved on from the time of the Battle of Hastings and the longbow was now the most feared of weapons and not the knight on horseback.(6) The Welsh had been using the longbow since the twelfth century, but in the Welsh Wars of Edward I, it was introduced to the English.(7) They took five shotguns, a longbow , arrows, a crossbow and bolts.(8) This single battle is taken as proof of how just effective the longbow was as a weapon.(9) Each rider took out his longbow and fitted arrow to string.(10) In the fourteenth century Edward III incorporated mounted archers using the native longbow into his army.(11) The thrown spear did not survive competition with the longbow , crossbow, and firearm in the West but it continued in cultures innocent of gunpowder.(12) They found a large stock of longbows and plenty of arrows.(13) In Europe in the Middle Ages the limitations of the heavily armoured mounted knight were finally exposed by Swiss infantry armed with pikes or halberds and English infantry armed with longbows .(14) The movie features many different races using many different types of longbows and crossbows in warfare.(15) The 2,000 arrows and nearly 150 longbows found on board reflect the continuing reliance on traditional methods of anti-personnel artillery.(16) Archers quickly exhausted quiver after quiver of arrows from their yew longbows .