In part one we followed Ray as he uncovered how the bow developed from a tool used by our ancient ancestors to hunt to its early use as a deadly weapon on the battlefield.
In this episode we'll join Ray as he continues his journey into the evolution of the bow and birth of the most deadly weapon of the age, the war bow.
Charting the bow's development through the middle ages and exploring how the technology of archery evolved, we'll uncover how our medieval ancestors perfected the art of killing and how archery would fundamentally change the way battles were fought and the scale at which they could be fought at - with devastating consequences.
We'll also discover how incredible archaeological evidence unearthed aboard the Tudor Warship the Mary Rose is helping shape our entire understanding of warfare in the Tudor period.
Join Ray as he journeys into 11,000 years of history.