Chaucer’s Yeoman – England, late 14th C AD

A sheef of pecok arwes, bright and kene,
Under his belt he bar ful thriftily,
(wel koude he dresse his takel yemanly:
His arwes drouped noght with fetheres lowe)

Chaucer, G., The Canterbury Tales, Prologue, The Yeoman, lines 104-7

 

 

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Luttrall Psalter, folio 56r. 1320-40 British Library

The Luttrell Psalter has illustrations of peacock fletched arrows from this period.

 

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