Medieval siege weapons are a fascinating subject! The trebuchet was used extensively in medieval warfare to bombard castles into submission, damaging and often destroying castle walls and keeps. We wrote previously about the wonderful replicas of a medieval trebuchet which were demonstrated at Tiffauges Castle in France.
Now we can go one step better .... we can share a video clip of one of these medieval siege weapons actually being fired. It was not easy to follow the trajectory of the missile after the trebuchet was fired as it travelled much further faster than anyone expected!
Medieval castles and medieval life fascinate people across a vast spectrum of age and background and for lots of different reasons. Behind medieval-castle.com is a shared interest and enthusiasm amongst 4 friends for all things medieval. One of us has a passion for haunted castles and medieval architecture and another for medieval weaponary for example. Whatever your medieval interests are, we hope you will find something of interest in this medieval blog.