Saturday, 07 April 2018 14:10

Agincourt 600

The Battle of Agincourt that took place on the 25th of October 1415 was a fascinating but controversial battle. The 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt was commemorated in many different places and ways.

 

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.

Published in History
Saturday, 07 April 2018 14:06

A Brief History of Arrowmaking

Article by Veronica-Mae Soar, Clerk to the Craft Guild of Traditional Bowyers & Fletchers

Charismatic as the longbow may be, it cannot fulfil its function without the all important arrow.

Historically it is quite likely that a form of arrow might actually have preceded the bow; even today there are parts of the world where throwing arrows are used.

Published in History
Saturday, 07 April 2018 14:01

History of the Fletchers

The earliest livery companies were formed in the early Middle Ages as trade "guilds". They were both employers' federations and trades unions, and their functions included ensuring high standards of business conduct and product quality from all their members, helping in the education of future generations in the particular ways of the trade or craft, and supporting those members of the company or their families who had fallen on hard times or were suffering poor health.

Published in The Company