Medieval Trebuchet

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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. The trebuchet was used to throw over heavy equipment over high walls of the castles. Some things that they would throw over were Stones, Sharp wooden poles and darts, Burning Sand (this became trapped inside armour), Pots of Greek Fire, Dung, Disease ridden bodies and Dead animals. The word “medieval trebuchet” is used from the Old French word “trebucher” meaning to throw over. The structure is 18 meters tall, made from over 300 pieces of oak wood and weighs 22 tonnes or 22,000KG; this

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