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The longbowmen weren't actually at the bottom of the social ladder. They were in the middle between peasants and nobles - like knights, they just didn't own fiefs, they owned personal land.
Well that kinda makes sense-they were an important entity in their armies.
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Indeed. The weakness of such a levy of the yeomanry was that casualties quickly depleted reserves.
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[B][I][FONT="Franklin Gothic Medium"] Sir Thomas Wentworth 6th Lord Le Despenser of Nettlestead, Suffolk. While in the House of Lords he signed the letter to the Pope concerning the Kings divorce13 July 1530. One of the peers that tried Queen Anne Boleyn 1536Led 100 of the Kings men in the Northern Rebellion. Also, a 'peer' in the trials of the Marquess of Exeter and Lord Montagu.He served under the Duke of Norfolk at the siege of Montreuil 1544, and was involved in the attempt to put down Ketts rebellion.
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My family crest dating back to very ancient times and decsendant family from the 3 great irish kings. since the romans left britain they have
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the Fall of Rome, Defenses of Constantinople, and I love Braveheart so of course the Scottish Wars for Independence
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