"On 19 November 1414 it was
announced in parliament that Henry V intended to invade France as the
rightful claimant to the French throne. On 23 November 1415 he returned
to London in triumph. The Battle of Agincourt took place on the 25th of
"The Worshipful Company of Bowyers and The Isle of Man Post Office are delighted to present you with this memento of the dinner to commemorate the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. held by the Worshipful Company of Bowyers at Cutlers' Hall, London on Thursday 22nd October 2015."
The Rev'd John Hayton TD - Master Bowyer
The Worshipful Company of Bowyers can trace its
detailed history back to 1363 when the craft of making longbows first
appeared on the list of taxation for the City of London. Prior to that
the first bowyer to be recorded is that of Ivo le Bowyre in 1293.
During the hundred years war and the great victories at Crecy, Poitiers and Agincourt, when the longbow was at its zenith, the Company enjoyed unparalleled success supplying the medieval archer with the tools of his trade.
Today the Bowyers' Company prides itself with being involved in many charitable and educational activities and upholding the traditions of the City of London by supporting the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs and the Corporation of London in promoting the City in a modern day environment.