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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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    Castles were constantly being changed. They had to change defences so it could be could be as defensive as possible. It had to be defensive enough to survive a siege which could go on for months. They did not only change defence such as walls and weapons but they also changed what was inside because the first castle only trained knights but they upgraded it so now it has a chapel, living rooms and the king and queen can own a castle. Why did castle designs Change? They had to change the designs…

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    Actually, it is unclear if these fortifications were built in Crusader period or Islamic period, but the features belong to the construction style of both of them can be seen in the tower and the citadel, the cross vault construction and the crusader inscription of Lusignan Family in the medieval period are on the right and left of the main gate of the tower and the citadel, as well the vaults and domes of the Ayyubid and Mamluk architecture style Fig.5. The investigation was carried out in…

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    Siege Weapons Tactics

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    Perhaps one of the driving factors in the rise of arquebuses was that the previous siege revolution made commanders feel that they had to innately aggressive in their battle tactics. It also made commanders see guns as the future of warfare, even if firearms at the moment still had some drawbacks. This mentality resulted in that the defensive tactics of the fifteen century saw a huge decrease in their effectiveness when artillery emerged on the battlefield at the battle of Crécy in 1346. Siege…

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    Parador De Oropesa, Spain

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    Europe’s amazing castle hotels provide guests with a glimpse back into the days when royalty ruled. Five of Europe’s best castle hotels for the holidays There is certainly something special about visiting a castle. It inspires us to dream of knighthood or perhaps someone like King Arthur during a period when kings and queens ruled over their kingdoms. Dreams can still come true the instant you visit or stay in some of Europe's greatest castles. The following are five castles in Europe that…

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    fact that they were generally cold, damp, and unpleasant to live in. In Mid-Medieval times, an architectural revolution began in Europe. This was the new, gothic style. The characteristics of gothic architecture emphasized larger and lighter windows, higher rooms, and more decorative castle designs. These new Gothic Castles were far grander, a and much more pleasant environment to live in. However, much later (in the 1700s), a trend for gothic fiction transformed people's ideas of these castles.…

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    weapon that would play a great role In the centuries to come, allowing the creation of other similar weapons, and still being an 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…

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    hours. “The ghost of John Sage has been seen wandering the castle by many visitors and staff. “Others claim to hear footsteps walk behind them followed by the sound of something being dragged” (User, Super Chillingham). Many people agreed with the way Sage was killed because of the awful things that he did to other people. Portchester Castle is located north of the Alps. “It stands imposingly on a low lying tongue of land that projects out into the natural harbor of Portsmouth”( User, Super…

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    Warwick Castles

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    To state how typical Warwick is in comparison to other castles in the history of castle development it’s really important what castles were, how they looked like etcetera. It’s obvious that because of new inventions, new ways of attacking and progress in technology castles also changed along all of these making them more safe place to live in for royal family or king himself and easier to defend. The first type of castle brought to the England was Motte and Bailey castle which comes from Normand…

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    Dreams rest in the hearts and minds of children waiting to burst forth. In these formative years, nothing seems unachievable and options lay wide open. And, many of these dreams are birthed and grown in the no limits, safe space of the blanket fort. Forts offer a world where kids explore interests and personalities while discovering what they want their future to look like. Will it be filled with numbers and calculations? Does it involve mixing materials to prove theories? Do visions of…

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