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Shooting crossbows at the butts. At one time archery practice was compulsory for adult males, serving the dual purpose of providing defenders in the event of the siege of a town or city, as well a reservoir of skilled archers during time of war. Woodcut.

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Shooting crossbows at the butts.  At one time archery practice was compulsory for adult males, serving the dual purpose of providing defenders in the event of the siege of a town or city, as well a reservoir of skilled archers during time of war. Woodcut.