Information About Medieval Crossbows?

Answer Crossbows are one of the iconic weapons of the Middle Ages, rising to become the dominant personal missile weapon of the era. Crossbows rose from simple devices using technology employed for centur... Read More »

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How did medieval people make crossbows stronger?

By the 2nd century B.C.E., Chinese archers used mass-produced wooden crossbows as highly effective military weapons. Improvements to the crossbow during the Middle Ages made this portable weapon ev... Read More »

How to Draw Crossbows?

The crossbow was a popular weapon for soldiers in the Middle Ages. Because of it required little technical expertise, the crossbow emerged as a favorite weapon for the peasant population and the ar... Read More »

When did crank crossbows come about?

The crank crossbow is an ancient Chinese invention dating to somewhere between 300 and 500 B.C. Suz Tzu mentions the device in "The Art of War." The device found its way to medieval Europe through ... Read More »

Are crossbows legal in the uk?

Crossbows are legal in the United Kingdom. However, there are age restrictions on who can buy a crossbow and the specifications of the crossbow. The United Kingdom does not consider crossbows to be... Read More »