It was used to knock down the gates and walls of medieval towns, castles and fortresses and could also be a part of a siege tower. The ram consisted of a large tree trunk with a moulded metal head. They also served the purpose of a bridge to get across a moat or ditch. No two rams were ever the same and were originally used in china and by the romans and the Greeks. Even soldiers worked on building the battering rams and one of the weaknesses of the battering ram was that it had to be brought right up to the castle gate or wall which left the attackers vulnerable.
The Pilgrimage of grace failed for many reasons, however, I think it failed mainly due to poor leadership. This is because Robert Aske accepted the King’s pardon at the River Don and trusted that Henry was going to discuss their grievances in court. When they accepted the pardon they dispersed back to their homes, which meant that when Henry didn’t do anything about their grievances then it would be difficult for all the rebels to regroup. The rebellion was regionalised to the North of the country and was too far away from London go back after just coming back. M.L Bush said that ‘It was interconnected regional rebellions rather than one fluid movement’ because once the rebels had gone back to where they lived dotted across the North of England they would all have to meet up rather than go down to London in one group.
What if the Mongols had invaded Western Europe? If we look at Mongol invasions, by the 13th century they had already invaded much of Asia reaching all the way into Eastern Europe. Since the Mongols had superior military techniques, they could have had a chance to defeat Western Europe’s already fragmenting government. The founder of the Mongol empire, Genghis Khan, was a strong and powerful leader. It was by the help of his primary military strategist and general, named Subedei that made the Mongols’ military so strong.
This is an example of how important Kenilworth Castle was at this time and also how far the De Clintons went to maintain their power. This also shows that Kenilworth was not a typical castle because there were other castles shaped from it and the De Clintons had used other designs to create one of their forts. Geoffrey probably built an earth and timber castle to start off the castle buildings. He then built a Stone Keep which was made out of soft local sandstone to replace the timber one that was probably there before. This would have created much better defence from attack than a wooden fort.
Was his victory inevitable? How did he deal with the problem that he was a foreign invader in a land where people did not like him and did not want him? This essay will discuss the importance of Battle of Hastings and reasons for William’s prevail as it was a first big step for William towards conquering England. Also, the significance of the harrying of the North of England and other riot towns will be looked at as it was vital in terms of gaining full control of England. The Battle of Hastings was fought on 14 October, 1066 and it was the Normans who eventually came on top as Harold ll was slain and his army was crushed.
Do this of all the chapters. Despite all the factors that led to the Spanish-American war it seems like war was inevitable. Because the United States economy was experience an up and down economy and there was a lot of push for the country to expand overseas. The economy boomed during and after Reconstruction through the Homestead Act and the expansion of the railroads. But the Midwest and the West was soon all carve up and economist needed somewhere to carve
The war shaped the way the time period ended and the way western Europe looks today. The events of the Hundred Years War created a framework for the way we look at the Middle Ages. A major cause of this outbreak of battle was the battle over Flanders, an industrial center of northern Europe. The counts of Flanders were vassals to the king of France, but the English saw Flanders as their major center of foreign trade due to its cloth manufacture. This caused fighting between the two countries to begin.
Even though the names and roles of the political parties were changed throughout time, they still divided and created turmoil because of the competition between them. This issue was foreseen by the first president George Washington. He even warned about it by writing it in his Farewell Address to America (cite) yet despite of his warning they instead continue with the political parties. Those parties became the Republican Party in the North and the Democratic Party in the South. There were many differences between the two and each difference created more and more tension until they reached the breaking point of war.
His son Robert continued to improve and add to the buildings. King Edward I spent a night in the castle in 1292. Edward ii presented Warkworth to the powerful Percy family, who were there to provide defense against Scotland. It was in 1388 Henry Percy built the huge keep which dominates Warkworth Castle. In 1214 was the Castle Gatehouse which was the main entrance to the castle and therefore needed to be heavily guarded.
This affects the environment because it does not create biodiversity in the “new” forest and it is not a stable environment. An invasion of insects, torrential downfall, or mass hurricane could wipe out all of these trees easily and leave an unsteady ground. In order to prevent tree farms, we need make the trees planted more diverse. Many different kinds of trees must be planted and scattered among the area that has just been devoid of