It is, however, interesting in connection with that fact to remember that the last bowshot in English warfare was fired during the Civil War.
2. The length
that an arrow
, of an average archer, can effectively travel.
If you will obligingly, set up your armour targets within a shortened range, say, for instance, a Robin Hood bowshot of 200 yards, you shall see what the brute force of the old smooth-bore will do.