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Agincourt I disagree with your contention that mud was the difference. You don't wipe out the other side when performing a static defense because of mud and forest on the side. Somebody has to do the killing.
The Battle of Falkirk (1298) saw the Welsh longbowmen of Edward I decisively defeat the shiltrons (spearmen) of William Wallace. The use of the longbow was new to the Scots: His army also brought a devastating new weapon - the English longbow - and a host of English and Welsh archers. Regarding the significance of the longbow in this battle, History ...
In the British Isles the LongBow was first recorded as being used by the Welsh in AD 633, when Offrid, the son of Edwin, king of Northumbria, was killed by an arrow shot from a Welsh longbow during a battle between the Welsh and the Mercians—more than five centuries before any record of its military use in England.
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