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Remains of elite archers identified on the Mary Rose shipwreck

Researchers have identified a company of elite archers that perished aboard the Mary Rose by looking for evidence of repetitive strain in their shoulders and spines. Alexzandra Hildred, the curator of ordnance at the Mary Rose Trust, has said the injuries could be the result of “shooting heavy longbows regularly”. "Many of

Study of Mary Rose skeletons shows archery took a toll on the body

Researchers examining the skeletons of archers found on the sunken Mary Rose have found that the heavy longbows physically affected them in dramatic ways. "It is known that archers were on board as 'arm guards' that they used were found. But they don't know which skeletons they would be. "So we are