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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 form of combat. The medieval battleground consisted of not only the great walled cities, of which, for example, there were almost one hundred in Gaul alone, but also numerous castra, castella, and even less elaborate fortifications. Siege warfare in Europe focused on these fortified cities and other, less fortified, population centers. Bachrach argues that siege warfare is not focused on enough when examining medieval warfare. The majority of warfare during the Middle Ages was made up of siege warfare, and Bachrach says that historians instead choose to focus on minor components of medieval warfare such as knights on horseback and that in depth examination of siege warfare is necessary when historians are examining warfare during the Middle…

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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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    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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    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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    servants, specialists, and tradesmen that lived in the castle also. They also considered the location of the castle, to make sure it's in a good city but also that it's architecture will help put it in a good position to defend itself. The reason the architecture was so important was because the main objective was making the castle as defensive as possible. There is an obvious connection between medieval castles and cities, for both relied on well-built fortifications to withstand attack and…

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    Concept Castles. Well, what do we know about castles? A castle served as a fortress, a residence for the nobility and as a means of preserving the rigid social hierarchy of the Middle Ages. The minor purpose of a castle was to be impressive, and to be an assertion of the King’s power over the area he resides in. However, the main purpose of a castle can be seen through military defense: castles were built to keep out any invading enemies by creating a thick series of walls as an urban edge. The…

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    Herstmonceux Castle is centrally located in the picturesque English county of East Sussex. Although its natural landscape has existed since prehistory, this area was not colored with recorded societal culture until after the land itself morphed from seaside Roman and Anglo-Saxon battlegrounds to the peaceful seat of the first English brickwork castle. Since Herstmonceux Castle’s 1402 completion, the single most important timeframe has proved to be that of the 1630s. Sir Francis Lennard, Lord…

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