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