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Archer and Crossbowman of about 1370

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The kneeling figure is fitting his belt-claw to the string of his crossbow, preparatory to bending its bow.
From Manuscript No. 2813 in the National Library, Paris, reproduced by J. Quicherat in his ' History of Costume in France,' 1875.

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The Book of the Crossbow
By Ralph Payne-Gallwey
Published in 1903, 1995
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