"Ballista" was the term used to describe any kind of weapon that fired a missile. This term may well have been used as a title given to a bowman or a crossbowman.
Fulchere, sometimes called Fulchere the Bowman ("archibalistarius"), was the Kings servant. He received for his services, lands in both Devon and Exeter. He held Shillingford, Farringdon and Huish.Return to Main Index