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    Medieval Siege Weapons

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    Medieval Siege Weapons This is a brief paragraph or two on each of the major siege weapons. For the not just the besiegers but also the defenders. Please note most of these weapons were not used alone and often had many different versions of the same weapon. KNIGHT At age seven a son of a noble family was sent to a nobleman or lord, often who was a relative. Here he was a page and taught how to ride a horse, and his manners. At the age of fourteen he was apprenticed to a knight. As the squire

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    America Under Siege

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    America under Siege… One the greatest bastions of freedom and democracy in our world is now under siege by cowardly forces. The terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon is not only an attack against the US, but an attack against the entire Western civilised world. There is nothing more despised and cowardly then a terrorist attack on innocent bystanders, but yet it is still one of the most effective weapons in the world today. It has been used before and will probably be

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    Siege Essay

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    warfare known as a siege was used to gain a castle using various siege weapons and was frequently used during this time period. Sieges can be defined as a Medieval military operation that involved surrounding a town or castle in order to cut off essential supplies such as food and water, aiming to besiege or capture it. Neither attacker or defender wanted a prolonged siege so according the Chivalric Rules, a truce between the two parties would be attempted before the siege began. Sieges were expensive

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    Dungeon Siege Preview

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    Dungeon Siege Preview: Dungeon Siege is one of the many RPG games in development this year. So what makes Dungeon Siege better then the rest? One of the things that brought me to Dungeon Siege is its designer Chris Taylor. Some of you might remember Chris from his blockbuster RTS hit Total Annihilation. As a big fan of Total Annihilation and of Chris, I wanted to see what he was up to and lets just say I was pleasantly surprised. After leaving Cave Dog Studios and starting his own company Gas

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    American Revolution: The Siege of Charleston

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    Web. 27 Mar. 2014. . The Post and Courier. "The American Revolution in South Carolina - The Siege of Charleston." The American Revolution in South Carolina - The Siege of Charleston. The Post and Courier, 4 July 2010. Web. 27 Mar. 2014. . University of South Carolina "Patriots ELA Powerpoint." 2012. 27 Mar. 2014 Rickard, J. "Siege of Charleston." 2005. 31 Mar. 2014 Alastar Packer "Siege of Charleston in the Revolutionary War - Alastar Packer." 2012. 31 Mar. 2014

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    Roman Siege Weapons

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    for their excellent engineering skills, tried to stay one step ahead of the enemy. One way they did this was siege weapons, which was how the seized castles and lands. Siege engines ingeniously used both potential energy, kinetic energy and rotational kinetic energy to throw things very far, fast, and even accurately. Besiegers could fire 100-200 pound stones up to 1,000 feet. The main siege weapons were catapults. The catapult was used to destroy buildings and walls inside and outside of the castle

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    Battle of Yorktown September 5th 1781, a French Naval Fleet inhabited the lower Chesapeake Bay, which was a key factor in the Siege of Yorktown, which was the last major battle against the British leading to Americans independence. There was a lot of moving pieces to make this epic battle possible. There were 17,600 American and French soldiers which George Washington, Comte de Rochambeau, Marquis de Lafayette, led and a French Naval Fleet led by Rear Admiral Francois Joseph Paul, the Comte de Grasse

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    Siege of Jerusalem: Herod The Great

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    But he answered them, ‘You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down’” (Matthew 24:1-2). Is it possible that Jesus predicted the destruction of Herod’s Temple? The Siege of Jerusalem led to the defeat of the Jews and destruction of Jerusalem, and was prophesized about in the Bible before it occurred. The Zealots had been rebelling against the Roman Empire the Great Jewish Revolt. However, they lacked proper leadership

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    Why the Maltans Won the Siege of Malta

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    Although the Siege of Malta is no longer listed in the top 70 great battles in history, it is still one of the greatest battles that had the highest stakes ever. A war between Ottomans and Malta with stakes of whether or not the Ottoman Empire will rule the Mediterranean Sea, with so much at stake the Siege of Malta is one of the most important sieges of history. Leading the Ottoman/Turk empire was Sultan Suleiman, commanding over 7.6 million square miles, the Ottoman empire was a force to be reckoned

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    The “siege” of Petersburg took place approximately twenty-three miles outside of Richmond in Petersburg, VA. Although there were many battles fought in the Civil War, Petersburg was by far one of the most significant. It was here that Lee was forced to flee to Appomattox, where he would surrender to Grant and bring an end to the Civil War. However, this victory did not come easily for the Union army. This battle involved over 100,000 soldiers and produced up to 60,000 casualties. Petersburg is

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