Anyway used, it was a big dangerous Weapon. Medieval Warfare and Weaponry In the Middle Ages, the nobility of many cultures had large fortifications built to house a small town as well as themselves. These fortification were called castles, and they were so well defended that some historians have called it "the most formidable weapon of medieval warfare" (Hull 1). As one can imagine, conquering such a colossal structure cost much money, even more time, and many lives. There were three main ways to infiltrate a castle; each no more common than the other two. The first way to conquer to castle is known as the siege. In a siege, an army would bar passageways into the castle, and continue to pound away at the castle's defenses until it was vulnerable to a final attack. In this form of assault, the attacking party did not have to approach the castle, as was required in a storm, the second way to attack a castle. In a siege, large projectiles from catapults often bombarded the ramparts of the castle. Hunger, plague, or actual weapons such as Greek fire arrows killed off the defenders of the castle. Greek fire was a mixture comprised of highly flammable substances that was agonizingly hot. Bits of cloth were dipped into the Greek fire compound and wrapped it behind the head of an arrow, and then lit on fire. Yet another common tactic in the siege was undermining. Undermining was the digging of tunnels underneath towers. However, the purposes of such
Castles were built as symbols of security, wealth, power and control. But, castles weren’t only for defense against the foreign invaders; they were also served as a basic tool in preserving the king’s and noble’s power over the land. This essay will be proving the hypothesis that medieval castles changed
Castles in the medieval time period were more than just a home, but rather a safe haven for the whole town. The first castles were built in the tenth century in Western Europe. Castles played a crucial role in European history. However, by the end of the thirteenth century they had lost their military, political, and social significance and were being abandoned. Castles in the medieval and Anglo Saxon times, especially in European area, were built entirely for proper function towards protection from the outside world.
Random skirmishes are everywhere. The soldiers still struggle to keep the enemy from harming the the citizens evacuating to the castle walls.
The soldiers are moving by foot. The soldiers on the inside are playing it safe. Waiting to defend than come up with a counter offensive. The soldiers from both sides are throwing spears at each other. The soldiers on the ground are slowly chipping away at the castle by using battering rams. They are also trying to get over the wall by using a tower like device.
Defensive castles were something to fear and if they messed with the wrong on that it was their funeral. These strongholds had moats, arrow slits, siege towers, battlements and some even had cannons. They would have to have everything under the king or lords orders to keep everyone safe.”Sieges could last for weeks and even months, no food could reach the castle during this time”For instance, they used battlements which were at the top of the castle walls, but generally they were cut out from walls allowing defenders attack while still being protected by the walls. The defensive ways for castle ways were very strong and well built, so let's just say that some castles were the boss of their
Castles have been around for a very long time. A medieval castle was the fortified home of an important person, such as a lord or king. The medieval period, also called the Middle Ages, lasted from the 5th century C.E. to the end of the 15th century. During this time, many castles were built in Europe and the Middle East. They ranged from simple wooden enclosures to vast stone palaces. The first castle to be built was in 1000 A.D. Most castles are located in England, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, and Whales. They were usually dark, clammy, and cold. Castles were often built on hills or on plains for them to be able to see their enemies. They were used for many different reasons. Castles were used in a defensive manner, in an offensive manner, and they were used for people to live in. They would serve purposes that just a regular place couldn’t serve. They were
On June 28, 1914, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Archduke Francis Ferdinand, was assassinated along with his wife while touring the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo. The assassin was a student
There are many "Warfare methods" created for a castle. For instance, there is the Trebuchet, there are the battlements (Merlins and Embrasures), the catapults, and much more! I'll be telling you how these warfare techniques have changed the construction of the castles!! The first thing I will be telling you about
The castles were simple in design with the most elaborate being those of the Teutonic Knights. They typically housed a dozen knights, foot soldiers, mercenaries, native militiamen, servants, merchants, and priest. The castle builders took advantage of the topography utilizing natural waterways and land elevations to establish natural defensive borders. The waterways were a key element to the castles design making surprise attacks virtually impossible. Most importantly, they allowed for the resupply of men and equipment, and they provided the knights with a water highway
There was time between the fall of the Roman Empire and the reformation. This was called the middle ages. This time was crammed with war, the struggle for power, disease, and illiteracy. Although, there was much intelligence that was sparked around this time (Castles of the Middle Ages). The first
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight As with so many stories written in the Middle Ages Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is filled with wonders, magic and knightly pursuit of fame and nobility. It combines folklore and romance as does, according to The Norton Anthology, no other known
It seems as if castles have been around forever, but they first types of castles were built between the 11th and 15th centuries in France, Ireland, and England. These castles were called Motte and Bailey. Motte and Bailey castles consisted of a tower on top of a man made hill
The building of a castle was a monumental task; it required many laborers and took many years to complete. When a lord had decided to build a castle, he would hire a Master Builder to design and build the castle. He would choose a design for the castle. The castle was meant to be the fortress of the lord so it had to be strong. Castles had many different types of defense to protect the Lord and his family. The many types of defense that castles had meant that those attacking had to develop ever more strategic and powerful ways to attack the castle.
Medieval castles were the start of the modern age. They had forms of government, and everyone had a specific job. It was, however, still primitive to modern standards, because they still had a King and Queen and no indoor plumbing. This blend of primitive and modern makes medieval castle life an interesting and intriguing time to live.