This is an excellent study of the actual effectiveness of archers during their heyday. Not nearly so wonderful as we have been taught. It is also a reminder of just how much of the past is repeated legend fully deserving of careful study to get a glimpse of the truth.
We need to become way more appreciative of the auxilleries whose task was often to goad the nemy to attack to their front against prepared positions. Romans were masters there.
The knights once unhorsed, became the front line phalanx to grind down the opposition. Improving on that soon produced tercios.