Roger Ascham, Traditional Archery

Added 13 May 1997, Revised 18 May 1997

NOTE: This page is not quite complete. Due to Dick De Bruin's *extremely* busy life, there are a number pictures that have not been received yet. Both Dick and I hope to have the pictures on-line in a week or so.

Roger Ascham, Traditional Archery is a club that is dedicated to preserving the heritage surrounding the Medieval longbow and is associated with the British Longbow Society. The club is named after one of the greatest longbow historians of all time. Roger Ascham was also a master shot in the bow. Roger Ascham dedicated his life to sharing his knowledge about the longbow, and was the author of the first known book about archery. From my experience with Roger Ascham, Traditional Archery, Roger Ascham would have been proud to be associated with the club.

I would like to give a special thanks to Hans Schuurman for writing the Dutch version of the manual on making a longbow found on this site, and to Dick De Bruin for all of his work on the translation. I am sure that Mr. Schuurman put a great deal of effort into the manual. As for Mr. De Bruin, I know he has put a great deal of his precious time into this so that I could put the longbow manual page on my web site. Numerous revisions went back and forth between us, and his patience is greatly appreciated. I would like to invite everyone to check out the pages about making a longbow and making wooden selfarrows.

If you would like to get in touch with Dick De Bruin, you can e-mail him at: He is a great guy and I am sure that he will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have about archery, and longbows in particular.

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