MEIBION Y DDRAIG

SONS OF THE DRAGON

 
 
Meibion Y Ddraig was formed by friends with a passion for Archery, a love of history and a particular interest in the most feared weapon in Medieval times ‘The Longbow’ fxpro trading.


To survive and feed our families we will fight for any who will pay for our skills and as we join the 100 year War with France although our roots are in Wales, the side we choose is dependent on who pays the most.


The long bow was born in Wales of a ic markets wood that grew plentiful in our Welsh countryside ~ the Elm, Ash and Rowan. The English and Scots soon learnt to fear it and traded their shorter flatter bows for ‘The Welsh Bow’ (its original name). The English extended it, made it of Yew, which became the Prince of Woods for making a longbow, and called it ‘The English Longbow’.


We will demonstrate the weapon that became one of the icmarkets most lethal and feared in Europe; even the famed Genoese crossbowmen cowered at the sight of the Longbow, they ran from our arrows at Crecy.


We attempt to show life in a Medieval Camp of Welsh Archers who have taken the English Kings pardon after fighting in the Welsh/English wars with Owain Glyndwr. We were raised in Rural Wales and we make do with what little we have and with what we have managed to plunder - but you are welcome to join us and step back in time.

 

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© Meibion y Ddraig - Sons of the Dragon 2011

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