Medieval Trebuchet


Mark Cartwright
published on 20 August 2018
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A reconstruction of a medieval catapult or trebuchet of the 12th-14th century CE. Chateau of Les Baux-de-Provence, France. The trebuchet used a counterweight of stones to spring a single arm and propel a stone or incendiary over a distance of several hundred metres.

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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a full-time writer, researcher, historian, and editor. Special interests include art, architecture, and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the WHE Publishing Director.

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