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The Longbow Shop are delighted to welcome actor and Longbow expert Robert Hardy CBE to our shop in Birkenhead on Bank Holiday Monday 25th May for this very rare and exclusive event to mark the 600th anniversary of the battle of Agincourt.
He will be giving a talk on The English Longbow including his knowledge and involvement with this supreme weapon over the years and will also be available after the talk for book signing and photo opportunities.
The day will start at 10am and will finish around 4pm. The ticket price includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Tickets are very limited and sold on a strict first-come, first-served basis. We expect this to sell out quickly so please don't leave it too late!
The Longbow Shop
Unit 20 Price Street Business Centre
Birkenhead CH41 4JQ
(please note: there is a small flight of stairs up to the event room)
10am - Introduction and talk
12 - break for Lunch
1pm - resume talk
3-4pm - Book signing and photo opportunity
5pm - shop closes
Refreshment breaks will be available through the day
The actor is best known for playing vet Siegfried Farnon in the much-loved TV serial All Creatures and Small, playing Winston Churchill on many occasions and also appearing as Cornelius Fudge, the Minister for Magic in the Harry Potter films. He has appeared as Sicinius opposite Laurence Olivier in Coriolanus at Stratford-upon-Avon and was a close friend of actor Richard Burton.
Mr Hardy is a patron of the Battlefields Trust and was also a consultant during the raising of the Mary Rose, the Tudor warship. During the exercise, over 6,000 steel-tipped arrows were discovered, as well as 138 longbows, which Robert kept at home under strict security and swore to secrecy any other experts who came to view them.
“The longbow was the super weapon of its day. It has been my life’s study since at the age of six I discovered two bows in an attic and was fascinated by them.”
His interest in the social and military of the longbow is as strong as ever and has wrote and presented an acclaimed television documentary on the subject of the Battle of Agincourt. He has also written two books on the subject of the longbow, Longbow: A Social and Military History and The Great War Bow with Matthew Strickland. He was Master of the Worshipful Company of Bowyers of the City of London and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.
Please note that all tickets are non-refundable.