A Medieval Castle by Gail Jarrow

By Gail Jarrow

Discusses medieval castles, why they have been equipped, who outfitted them, how they have been built, how they have been used, their deterioration, and their fix and recovery.

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Castles But could withstand a long siege and brutal assaults As were dangerous and expensive for the most sieges ended with an agreement between defenders and attackers instead of a fight to attackers, too. a result, the death. The End of By the Age of Castles the late fifteenth century, social and military changes brought the end of Skirmishes between castle building. common. With the threat of attack rival nobles were less and siege gone, wealthy landowners preferred to live in comfortable houses instead of drafty castles.

This book uses colorful illustrations to show how castles and forts have changed throughout history. Christopher Gravett, sley, Castle. New York: Dorling Kinder- 2000. Learn more about the building of stone-working tools, weapons, and castles, castle life. Nicholas Harris and Peter Dennis (illustrator), Fast Hauppauge, NY: Barron's Educational Services, 2001. C. to today. Full of detailed and Forward Castle. entertaining illustrations. David Macaulay, Castle. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977. Using detailed drawings, this book follows the planning and construction of a castle in Wales in the thirteenth century.

Then They supported filled it with straw, brush, and animal ing out of the tunnel, the sappers set flames burned the wood beams, their tunnel with wooden fat. fire to After crawl- the brush. The supports, causing the tunnel to cave in and the stone wall above it to collapse. Castle defenders did not always realize that sappers were at work. Even if they did know, they could only stop Operating a Trebuchet Beam ^2> of rocks on the short end of the beam and a projectile held in a sling on the long end.

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