Ancient Meols, Or, Some Account of the Antiquities Found Near Dove Point, on the Sea-Coast of Cheshire

Ancient Meols, Or, Some Account of the Antiquities Found Near Dove Point, on the Sea-Coast of Cheshire

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...enacted respecting the practice of archery in Ireland have been noticed; but a few words may be added respecting it in the fifteenth century: --Every Englishman resident in the country, or Irishman living amongst them, between the ages of 16 and 60, was to be provided with bow and arrows, under pain of a fine of 2d. per month. A gentleman on horseback was permitted to ride with his spear, provided all the males of his family were suitably equipped. VVhen any township had more than three resident householders, butts were to be established and a constable appointed. Here all the men so provided were to shoot at least three courses on every feast day, from the beginning of March to the end of July, or be fined Qd. per day. A few years after, when bows became deficient in Ireland, it was enacted that every merchant importing goods to the extent of, - 100 should import 5 worth of bows, and so in proportion; otherwise he was to be fined to that extent.+ Every person possessing goods to the value of 10 was to be provided with a bow and a sheaf of arrows; if his goods amount to 20 he must have:1 "Jack and Salet " in addition; if he possesses land to the value of 4 a year, he must further provide a horse; and all of the rank of esquires or upwards must provide " J acke, Salet, bows and arrowes," for every man daily resident in their houses: Their value at this period is not stated; but, in 1554, the Smiths' Company of Coventry paid for "a braser and a schotying glove, viijd; " and in 1583, there was purchased in Lancashire--Towe sheife of errowesse and a bowe, v' vijd. The pheon and arrows in this collection are all mediaeval.1I 4. Flint Implements.--Fig. 2 represents a...show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236843150
  • 9781236843159