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The longbow was primarily responsible for the victories at Crecy in 1346 and Agincourt in 1415, and Fletchers were kept busy with the supply of arrows for the Hundred Years War in France and the Wars of the Roses in England. Click here to learn more about the history of The Worshipful Company of Fletchers

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Early records of Fletchers' apprentices

Click here for a brief history of arrowmaking

Honorary Liveryman Lindsay Head and her husband Richard have acquired what they believe is a ‘genuine’ medieval arrow. 

Richard and their son Philip, have put together a video of the arrow detailing its measurements and close up footage/pictures etc. so that the world can see it and help determine if, in fact, it is ‘old’.

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Veronica-Mae Soar, Clerk to the Craft Guild of Traditional Bowyers and Fletchers, has written for us a brief history of arrrowmaking.

The Fletchers have been very active and supportive of commemorations for the 600th anniversary of the battle of Agincourt. Many City based events took place in the UK and France.

To close the Agincourt year, a dinner was held at Cutlers’ Hall in April 2016 in the presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent.  

The Fletchers arranged an essay writing competition which was entered by six schools.  The essay to be inspired by the title “Why has the Battle of Agincourt resonated through English and British history for the last 600 years and why does it have relevance today?”.  The winner of the competition attends the City of London Freemen’s School and was presented with an arrow and £100 for the school’s charity.

See our Agincourt newsletter and details of our limited edition commemorative mug under News.