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English Longbow. When French soldiers found English archers they would cut off their bow fingers. Hence the insult of flicking 2 fingers.

English Longbow. When French soldiers found English archers they would cut off their bow fingers. Hence the insult of flicking 2 fingers.

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The Archers of Ravenwood - A Short History of the English Longbow | Development and use of the English Longbow from its 12th century Welsh beginnings to its eventual military demise in the 16th century. See link for historically accurate description of English Longbow archery gear: The length of the finished product was from 67 inches to 78 in. in length and up to 2 in. thick at the riser. This length was more or less fitted to the individual user. ...There was no arrow rest on the handle...

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