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    Do you believe in the raw haunted history that lies in the Edinburgh Vaults of Scotland? The history of the people who lived in the Edinburgh vaults is extremely savage. There were men, women, children, and elderly who found themselves calling these vaults their homes. The history of the Edinburgh vaults is full of horror and terrifying facts that lead one to think that they are still haunted to this day. In looking at this haunted site, one must look at the history of the people who lived in the vaults, the town’s overall past, and finally, the actual haunting within the vaults. Overall, I believe the Edinburgh Vaults of Scotland truly are haunted as a result of the following facts and stories. The first look into the horrifying, savage people first came in the 17th Century where there came to be over 60,000 people who slept in the…

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    Warfare In The Middle Ages

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    It is debatable whether siege warfare became as important as it was due to the presence of the defensive monstrosities that were castles or if it was siege warfare that led to the advancement of castles, but siege warfare is a key focus regardless. When analyzing medieval warfare, some historians make the mistake of ignoring siege engines or warfare and instead choose to focus their inquiry on knights or horses . Knights on horseback had a minor impact on siege warfare, which was the leading…

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    Medieval Battels

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    The Castel Medieval castles were built to be as defensive as possible. Every part of them was designed to make sure that the castle was as strong as it could be, and could hold out against sieges - which could sometimes last months. The Outer Curtain Wall The ‘curtain wall’ was a stone wall which wrapped around the outside of a castle. This wall was the main layer of defense, and it was very strong - for example, the curtain wall of Caerphilly Castle in Wales was more than 2 meters (that’s more…

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    Medieval Castle Essay

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    Tall stone walls, numerous holes located throughout the property, crumbling bricks, narrow hallways, small stairwells. These are just some of the features of the crumbling medieval castles that still stand today. Yet, only a few hundred years ago, these castles were the homes of the wealthy and a shield for the low-lights in society. The bigger and stronger the castle, the more wealth was shown, and the better protected the people of the village were. A successful medieval European castle would…

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    and castles that date back to Medieval times scattered all over the beautiful countryside. Most of the castles found in Ireland were built using stone. Many of them date back to the 1100's. The Irish started building castles after the Normans invaded the country. There were castles built all over Ireland's beautiful countryside. Many of them now lie in ruins. There are others that have been restored. Many of the castles are open to the public. The Bunratty Castle was built in the 15th…

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    Bodam Castle Essay

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    the most spectacular private castle of the decade. Bodiam is the kind of castle that most people imagine when they think what a medieval castle is supposed to look like, with its large stone walls and towers surrounded by moat looking very dramatic and highly defensive. Bodiam to this day remains very intact and is one of the most visually striking medieval England castles. The only time that Bodiam castle was under threat was during the Wars of Roses, when forces of Richard III were sent to…

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    Imagine walking through a town in the 1500s, and noticing a large tower with openings all around the base; this tower isn’t meant to keep enemies out, no it’s probably a blast furnace. This is tool invented back in the 1300s which we still use today. There are many things to note about the blast furnace such as what it is, how it works, it’s history, and it’s application. The medieval Blast Furnace could be described as a large tower. The Blast Furnace has many features that stand out such…

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    advancements that was made is the construction of castles. Castles are fortified buildings that provided protection from different attacks. Throughout the middle ages as oncoming attackers developed new oncoming strategies of attacks, defenders redesigned their defensive structures. The first proper castles were introduced in England by Normans. The first castles were hastily built out of readily available material. As time progressed, castles were built out of stronger more durable materials.…

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    effective tool on its own up until the days of modern warfare. For as crude as this time was, this would make way for many more weapons and strategies to come, such as the Greek phalanx(ancientMillitary 4). This would be a piece of technology that would cause big changes to the ways wars would be fought. The next major age would be known as the middle or "medieval" ages. This is around the time in which Christianity would begin to take control of societies and would mark the beginning of…

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    Medieval inventions, armor, and weapons made medieval life so much easier and more productive. Medieval weapons included a lot of items one included was the battle axe and it was used to chop and cut enemies and other items. Medieval armor were very inconvenient in the matter of weight and mobility, some armor weighed from 66 all the way up to 110 pounds. Medieval inventions made life much easier and less complicated an invention mentioned are blast furnaces were used to make fire alive and to…

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