The Company of Crooked Sticks – European Historical Archery

The husband sat,
and twisted string,
bent his bow,
and arrow-shafts prepared

Rígsþula (The Lay of Rig), The Poetic Edda, 13th century.

The Crooked Sticks are a group of passionate bow men (and women) focusing on interpretation of European historical archery from the first phase of The Hundred Years’ War (1337-1360).

Our primary focus is the English warbow – made famous through the spectacular English victories at Crecy and Azincourt. But traditional archery in general, reconstruction of material culture of the period, medieval craftsmanship and everyday life also falls within our area of interest.