Sunday, January 29, 2012

Medieval Siege Weapon In Action

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!


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