The Bosworth Soldier & Archer

Meet Master John who explains the make-up of a medieval army and the variety of weapons used, from swords to bows and arrows and the role of soldiers and archers on the battlefield. Discover how often archers had to train, how effective the bodkin arrow was against armour and where an archer kept his spare bow string. Handle a bow and watch how fast John can shoot his arrows. Also find out about wounds and treatment, tactics, campaign life, transportation, rations and battle communications.

National Curriculum Links:

Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally and lives of significant individuals

Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality – a local history study

Extending pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066

The development of church, state and society in medieval Britain 1066-1509: the Wars of the Roses

Pupils to listen and respond appropriately to adults and their peers, ask relevant questions and justify answers, arguments and opinions

Audience: KS1 – KS5
Price: £6 per student
Duration: 1 hours & 15 minutes
Minimum number of students: 16 or £96
Maximum number of students: 35

Combined Bosworth Soldier and John the Archer schools risk assessment 2024-2025

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