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The Trebuchet

The Trebuchet was the most fearsome medieval weapon in the middle ages. Capable of smashing castle fortifications and slinging rotten carcases over castle walls. It was so formidable that on some occasions castles under...

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The Longbow

The longbow was one of the most deadly medieval weapons of the middle ages that could be used by a single soldier. A small cluster of bowmen, each armed with the longbow, could wipe...

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Haunting Church Wall Graffiti

A church in Kingston, Cambridgeshire has revealed a haunting glimpse into the horrors of the plague during medieval times. We can only imagine what Medieval daily life was like! Norfolk and Suffolk Medieval Graffiti Survey...

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Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle is a glorious Scottish castle situated between three lochs, Loch Duich, Loch Long and Loch Alsh, on it’s own island. The site itself has been fortified since the Iron Age, however...

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Dover Castle

Dover Castle sits on top of the famous White Cliffs of Dover, a spectacular vantage point for any castle. Building of the stone castle you see today, began in the 1160s by Henry II, and...

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The Catapult

The Catapult worked alongside the Trebuchet as a medieval siege weapon in the middle ages. The Catapult was used to launch projectiles a great distance, and remains one of the most effective medieval weapons...

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Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle lies in the heart of the ancient kingdom of Mercia, on a bend on the River Avon. It was originally the site of an Anglo-Saxon burgh, constructed by Æthelflæd, daughter of Alfred...

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Conwy Castle

Conwy Castle was built by Edward I of England, during his conquest of Wales between 1283 and 1289. It is considered to be one of the finest examples of late 13th century castle architecture...

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Bodiam Castle

Bodiam Castle was built in 1385 by Sir Edward Dalyngrigge, a member of the medieval Sussex gentry. It’s most notable feature is the surrounded moat, with huge stone towers soaring up out of it. It was...

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Kings of England

Kings of England have ruled England itself for nearly a thousand years, from 757 to 1603 AD. In that time, English Kings have also ruled Wales and Ireland (forced). Then in 1603 the English...

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Medieval Weapons

The blacksmith was the master at creating terrifyingly dangerous medieval weapons. From swords and axes to maces, clubs and spears. There were a vast array of medieval weapons, and each were made using different...

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Medieval Castles

Medieval castles can be seen today standing imposingly across the lands of Europe and further to the East and South. The castle was designed to provide positions of strength for the local Lord, and strike fear...

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Kings and Queens

Kings and Queens – The rulers of the land; Kings and Queens have governed England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland for centuries. Some were very successful, powerful, and expanded their kingdoms well, where others only...

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The Middle Ages Timeline and Facts

The Middle Ages were an extraordinary time period in our history. After the collapse of the Roman Empire when the Romans left Britain, the dark ages descended. Most of the written records disappeared along with...