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BC: Works Cited Alchin, L. K. "Siege Weapons." Middle Ages. Web. 28 Oct 2011. . Gravett, Christopher. Castle. New York: Darling Kinderly, 1994. Print. Holmes, Richard, Geoff Dann, and Geoff Brightling. Battle. New York: Knopf, 1995. Print. MacEachern, Sally. Medieval World. Vol. 2. Danbury: Groiler Education, 2001. Print.

FC: The Medieval Siege | By Dylan Sosnow and Nick D'Angelo

1: In the Medieval times, it wasn't that easy to break into castles. People had to go far distances and lug valuable items that were really heavy to a castle. People had to put all their work into intruding a castle.

2: Catapults | Catapults would fling stones at enemy walls to break through the brick. | They would also, throw animal and human heads to demoralize the enemy and spread disease. | Catapults are wooden structures with rope. when they pulled the rope something would fly out of it an hopefully hit the castle.

3: Weapons | Some weapons of the medieval times are; Battering ram, catapult, crossbows, movable shields, and scaling ladders. | Battering rams were used to break down the doors to get in the castle. | Movable shields helped archers and crossbowman have cover in a siege. | Crossbows were the weapons wielded by archers. | Scaling ladders helped knights climb over castle walls. | A catapult threw stones over or at the wall to knock down the wall or kill enemy's.

4: People | The people that attacked a castle were archers, crossbow men, knights, and also mounted knights. | Archers stood behind movable shields and shot arrows at the castle they were attacking. They also shot people that were defending the castle. Crossbow men also stood behind movable shields and used their crossbows to shoot down the castle. Mounted knights rode on their houses and attacked.

6: How they got into castles People of medieval times had to climb mountain's and travel long distances by foot of horse back. they also had to climb walls or use scaling ladders to get in. they also used siege towers to get over the walls. | Scaling ladders were ladders to help you climb up walls. they were made of rope and heavy sticks or they were all wood. | Siege towers were scaling ladders with roofs so they wont get hurt by arrows and other objects fling at them.

7: Dear, Journal January 21st 1174 A.D. 7:21 A.M. Me and the rest of my crew of vikings are going to attack the great castle of England today. 9:30 A.M. We are almost their and people from England are scrambling to get out of England as fast as they could to survive. After all we are the fiercest vikings of them all the Visigoths. 10:01 P.M. Our leader decided to get some surfs to dig under the wall so it would collapse and we could enter.We tried starving them out but it took to long.

8: Dear, Journal January 23rd 1174 A.D. 11:19 A.M. We got past their men to get into the gaping hole in the wall that are men took down. We lost about 107 people over the last few days but on the bright side almost everyone of our men is in the castle. 5:54 P.M. We are slowly but surely making our way into the throne room, we have entered the inner wall and are fighting the people in the inner bailey. 7:24 P.M. We are trying to get into the keep but some how the king has so many men exiting out of it and the arrow loops are killing us we lost another 138 men.

9: Dear, Journal January 31st 1174 A.D. 9:29 A.M. We are almost in the throne room. The king had some help from other empires from the outside but we are handling that well because we are using the kings rampart to our advantage. 12:00 A.M. We made it in the throne room and I got to kill the king with my amazing longsword. I had a few injuries here and there but I am fine. We lost 331 men in total. We are still holding off the outside forces but there are only about 100 left. We were running low on food so we took theirs 2:13 P.M. We have crushed the last few soldiers remaining now we are off again at sea to fight their king. Now we have to go back home and restock on knights, foot soldiers, archers, and food.

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