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Unformatted text preview: 11-7 Medieval Siege Movie siege against castle could take weeks or months even castles situated on rocky crags or surrounded by water King Edward the 1st Welsh (Wales) strategy was to ring the the welsh kingdom with castles severe drain on royal finances designed welsh castles with trebuchets in mind walls staggered heights slots for archers siege against Scots demanded all lead from churches "Warwolf" leveled section of wall of Sterling Castle trebuchet siege engines wheels falling counterweight allows more momentum, thus throwing further counterweight made of lead swinging counterweights were more popular cheaper easier to build most efficient at using the force of gravity flung dead horses using a sling rocks too 13th c. Trebuchet chinese were man worked (pulled) arab engineers added a counter-weight starvation gates arrow slits close-range fire porto-something actual gate castles villages were established next to castle of noble or king provided protection economic centers ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course HIS 4A taught by Professor Mckee during the Fall '07 term at UC Davis.
- Fall '07