Archer`s stake

An archer`s stake was an anti-cavalry defence used by longbowmen in the 15th and 16th centuries. ==Origins== At the Battle of Nicopolis in 1396 Turkish archers were stationed behind a barrier of stakes. This may have inspired Henry V when he instructed his men to provide themselves with six foot stakes, which were to be planted in front of them a....
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