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A siege tower • A specialized siege engine • Protect assailants and ladders while approaching the defensive walls of a fortification. • Often rectangular with four wheels with its height roughly equal to that of the wall • Sometimes higher to allow archers to stand on top of the tower and shoot into the fortification. • The siege tower was mainly made from wood but sometimes had metal parts

By Nic


Battle axe • Common in Europe throughout the Norman and Middle Ages. • Dipped in popularity during the 12th, 13th and 14th centuries • Enjoyed a sustained revival among heavily armoured fights on hourseback in the 15th century. • Eventually phased out at the end of the 16th century

By Nic


catapults • Used to hurl a stone a great distance without the aid of explosive devices—particularly various types of ancient and medieval siege engines. • Although the catapult has been used since ancient times, it has proven to be one of the most effective weapons .

By Nic

• Roman Catapult


By Enrique Name: Crossbow Year of creation: 5th century in china Years it had been used: from 5th century to today


Name: Sword Year of creation: 3rd millennium Years it had been used: from 3rd millennium to today

By Enrique


By Enrique

Name: Halberd Year of creation: 14th Years it had been used: from 14th century till 15th century


Weapon 1: The Mace The mace. This has been around since prehistoric times and was used up until about the 15th century. It was used for hitting your opponent round the head to try and break their skull open! The one shown on the left is a replica of a 13th/14th century mace.

By Helen


Weapon 2: The Catapult The catapult. The earliest writings of catapults are from China from around the 3rd or 4th century BC. They looked something like this (left). For many centuries it was used for shooting missiles (mainly large rocks) at fortifications. Although not in the same form, we are still using the catapult today!

By Helen


Weapon 3: The sword The sword. This weapon developed from the dagger when longer blades became possible to make around the 3rd millennium BC. Swords are still used today for ceremonial purposes and as a side arm in the military infantry! Originally they were used in combat to cut and stab enemies.

By Helen


By Lewis • This is a cannon and its use was in battle was first recorded in the early 14th Century.

• These are swords and are thought to date back to around 3300BC. • This is a bow and arrow, they were used by archers. There is no clear answer as to when they were invented but they were widely used in battle between the 13th -17th Centuries.


Spears A spear is a pole weapon consisting of a shaft, usually of wood with a pointed head. The head may be simply the sharpened end of the shaft itself, as is the case with bamboo spears, or it may be made of a more durable material fastened to the shaft, such as flint, obsidian, iron, steel or bronze. Spears were one of the earliest weapons used by man for throwing or jabbing at animals/men for food/defence. There is evidence that spears were used up to 5 million years ago.

By Matthew

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Swords Swords have been used as a weapon for thousands of years and have been associated with many successful armies such as Greeks, Romans, and Normans. In Europe they date from around 3000 BC as they evolved from the shorter dagger. From around 1300 to 1500 sword designs evolved more and more rapidly. The main change was the lengthening of the grip, allowing two-handed use, and a longer blade. By 1400, this type of sword, at the time called ‘langle schwert’ (long sword) was common. Another variant was the specialized armour-piercing swords . The long sword became popular due to its extreme reach and cutting and thrusting abilities.

By Matthew

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Axes

By Matthew

The axe, or ax, is an tool that has been used for millennia (about 6000 BC with a proper handle) to shape, split and cut wood, to harvest timber and as as a weapon and ceremonial heraldic symbol. The axe has many forms and specialized uses but generally consists of an axe head with a handle, or helve. The earliest examples of axes have heads of stone with some form of wooden handle attached (hafted) in a method to suit the available materials and use. Axes made of copper, bronze, iron, steel appeared as these technologies developed. The Vikings were particularly associated with battle axes. 13


• This is a 15th Century Rampart Crossbow our fully functional 15th Century Rampart Crossbow was used mainly to defend castle walls and turrets. Comes complete with English Windlass.

By Mohamed


• This is a 15th century the term "pistol" was used for small knives and daggers which could be concealed in a person's clothing.

By Mohamed


• The War Axe by Marto of Toledo Spain is a reproduction of a 15th century axe used by mounted knights, very effective against light armoured opponents. • The handle is made in wood; the head is made in steel, composed of a frontal axe and a rear spike, good for piercing armour.

By Mohamed


THE GUN - THE FIRST GUNS

THE GUN - THE FIRST GUNS 

Name , The Gun - The First Guns



When it was used England lagged behind the rest of Europe in gun-making during the 14th century



 

Why was it used To protect and fight

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Name The crossbow and arrow



When was it used was in use in China in the 3rd century A.D.



Why was it used



crossbow had a wooden stock generally made from yew ash, hazel or elm and coated with glue or varnish and it was was also used for fighting so when the arrow shoots the arrow is poison so would kill them easily .



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Name Axe When was it used 6000bc Why was it used To chop down trees and fight

By Nadiya


Culverin These were often used by horsemen in a medieval kind of drive-by shooting. The culverin was fired by inserting a lighted cord into the hole.

By Becky


Caltrops Caltrops serve to slow down the advance of horses, war elephants, and human troops. Even though they were very small they were still a great use.

By Becky


Chakram This is a weapon used for throwing at enemies. The blades on the outer edge a very sharp and dangerous.

By Becky


Catapults A catapult is a device used to throw projectiles a great distance without the aid of explosive devices. It was most used in the medieval ages.

By Serena


Bow A bow is a weapon that projects arrows by its elasticy. Bows are used for hunting, for sport and still occasionally for war. It was used in the middle ages. Sixty thousand year old stone points which might be identified as arrowheads have been found in a cave in South Africa, so it’s really old.

By Serena


SWORD A sword is a long, edged piece of forged metal, used in many civilizations throughout the world, primarily as a cutting or thrusting weapon and occasionally for clubbing.

By Serena


The Ballista


The Catapult


The Trebuchet


A selection of Weapons  

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