I definitely second what you say, Victrix! Thank you to Kronckew for this extra information.
When I first read of the spectacular finds on the Mary Rose wreck, I found myself more interested in the old longbows than in new-fangled bows with wheels & ratchets & levers! Just think how strong those old bowmen must have been to pull 80-100lbs.
I wonder how the bows of the Romans/Greeks compare to the Mary Rose longbows...