Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Medieval Word Wednesday - The History of the Trebuchet

Years ago, when I was young, I watched a really neat video on siege equipment that I checked out of the library. Jump forward to about two weeks ago. I was looking for the SuperSizers series on medieval dining and stumbled across the same video on YouTube. The video gives a great demonstration of the power and accuracy of this great weapon.

Of the two, trebuchet and castle wall, which do you think won?


2 comments:

Jack said...

Catapults are cool, if one is on the right end of them. I've always been tempted to set up a siege, but I've yet to find the castle or anyone willing go join in.

Rachel Rossano said...

I have always wanted to try them too. :) The engineering alone is sooo cool. ;)