Pope Innocent II declared this weapon "hateful to God and unfit for Christians."
The crossbow was inferior in times of war to the longbow. Owing to the need to place the crossbow on the ground and crank it up the rate of fire of the long bow was far superior although they were both equal in penetrating a knight’s armor .
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