Most people may think that gunpowder has changed a lot because it was invented such a long time ago but really it has barely changed at all. The mixture for gunpowder today is normally smokeless powder but the same or a very similar mixture to ancient China’s was used until the nineteenth century. The mixture for gun powder could change depending on it’s use for example the gunpowder required for a bomb needs to have a high explosion rate whereas the gunpowder for a bullet needs to have a slower explosion rate so that the bullet travels
The most important invention on this document is the discovery of quinine from cinchona tree bark. This is because, as the document says, this was used as a treatment for the disease malaria, which prevented much of the population from developing this deadly disease. Also, the document states that this discovery was made in 1820, near the beginning and middle of the war, and this therefore increased their man-power in the war effort, giving them an advantage that allowed them to colonize Africa.
Trebuchet. What 's that? A Trebuchet is a medieval siege weapon used to obliterate walls and to demolish castles and cities. The Trebuchet is a type of catapult, but they are not the same thing. Catapults get their power from tension and trebuchets get their power from gravity or men pulling ropes. First constructed in 300 B.C. by the Chinese and Trebuchets were also known as trebuckets, Trebuchets became known rapidly for their great power and exceptional accuracy. Trebuchets threw many things, here’s a list for you. The Trebuchet threw stones, sharp wooden poles, darts, fire, burning tar, burning sand, pots of Greek fire, feces, dead mangled bodies, disease ridden bodies, body parts, dead animals,
Catapults possibly the most well-known weapon in medieval warfare, some with the ability to shoot a rock or body over 1,300 ft. into enemy lines. However catapults date back a lot further than medieval times, and came in many more styles than you might think. The catapult was the ultimate long range weapon until the 14th century when gun powder and canons were introduced.
The Islamic Gunpowder Empires, which were the Mughals, The Ottomans, and the Savafids, all had different reasons for declining in power, while the European powers had their own reasons for growing in power. The Mughals declined in strength because religious intolerance led to revolts, the Ottomans declined in power because their economy weakened due to new European trade routes, and the Savafids declined in power because they were outcompeted by neighboring nations with guns, what they believed to be “unmanly” and stopped using. The European powers grew because new trade routes allowed for more cultural diffusion, leading to new innovation and technology, and a population increase due to the introduction of new foods.
The 1800s in North America saw large weaponry changes, particularly for rifles, pistols, and bombs from the days of the Lewis and Clark expedition to the end of the Civil War. There is a slight disagreement on exactly when gunpowder and the weapons using it first were discovered, though most agree it was the Chinese. In the 900 's, Chinese alchemists accidentally discovered gunpowder instead of the intended elixir of immortality.
Here is the Warwick castles authentic recreation trebuchet; it is one of the medieval times best weapon. It was used to defend their castle or to attack the castle. It was invented in China in 300BC but then reached Europe during the medieval era in 500AD.
Medieval weapons just started as spears but the medieval era evolved quickly they invented the catapult, swords, cannons, crossbows. Name it and the list goes on, they had variety of weapons they used as well as torture devices such as hanging people, dragging them by tying them to a horse and pulling the human body apart from torso to the lower body. The pear was also a very “nice” tool they used back in the medieval era it 's a tool where if a woman cheats on their husband they get the pear tool inserted in the vagina of a woman and it slowly opened inside of them causing the vagina to rip and to bleed to the point where the woman dies from so much blood being lost. b862ba6a-8335-448c-b6d4-6dd91f6217ae.jpg
The trebuchet was a very popular weapon used in the medieval times. They have very intricate designs even though they look quite simple. They have a swinging arm to projectile the thing they wish to throw. These weapons were used to throw heavy loads. There is a sling that unhinges when it hits a certain height. As the arm rotates, the things in the thing experience centripetal acceleration which causes it to move out. The initial release position is such that the beam on the counterweight side makes an angle of 45° with the vertical. There is a lot of math required in finding the trajectory of the arms through.
Is gunpowder one of the most influential parts that changed warfare? Warfare has changed a lot through the years gunpowder was able to change right along with it, they kept creating new weapons to adapt to the new style of warfare. There are many different things that changed warfare throughout our history, however gunpowder was one of the most effective and deadliest one.
Opium soon returned to favor during the renaissance when two physician’s work became very popular in the medical field; the two physicians were eleventh-century Moorish physician Avicenna and second-century Greek physician Galen. Theriac, also known as theriaca, made a return and soon became popular again. Theriac was first created by
The similarities that I can see in the two of the perspective that I have chosen is that they were both related to religious reasons and those reasons can be track back down to the events in the past reign of the King’s and Queen’s of England since 1500’s. I also think the similarities of the two perspective is that their main motives did not quite go the same as what they want, for religious terrorism Fawkes and his conspiracy they did not get the chance to blow up the Parliament and any of their next plan also that when they think that this plot would lead Catholics to rise up against England , instead it did not go the same as what they think it was supposed to be. On the other hand the plot by government perspective of Gunpowder plot was also not what they think it will be, as for Robert Cecil who wants Catholics to be ban from England, after the Gunpowder plot event was done, James I did not ban catholics in England he just assumed that those who were plotters are fanatic rather than whole community of Catholics and also according to Gunpowder Plot Bonfire Night by Croft, at the confession of Fawkes on 9 of November 1605
Boomerangs have always played a big role in shaping and defining culture in Australia. Now they have become a national symbol because of their important cultural influence and help spread the Australian culture and tradition around the world. Today, we view boomerangs as a toy or something you compete with in sports. Of course, the boomerang has more than one use. In this essay, you will learn the history of the boomerang and the artistic relevance it has.