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?


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. ;)