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Transcript of Medeival Warfare
What is a siege?
By Kat, Paige, Alexa, Varun, and Rogan
Two Houscarls with a spearman
Tactics at the Battle of Hastings
A Houscarl Shieldwall
used pikes in battle
pikes were long spears
Norman Cavalry Assaulting the Shieldwall
A Viking Boars' Head Formation, "Swynfylking"
Roles in the Medieval Army
Archers on Horseback
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Types of Medieval Weapons
Bladed Hand Weapons
Blunt Hand Weapons
The Battle of Hastings
- was a war between England (King Harold) and Normandy (Duke William)
- started on the 14th of October, 1066
- Normady won, claiming England
- took place in 1138
- often referred to as the battle of standards
- two hours into the battle, the scots fled, leaving the english victorious
Battle of Northallerton
The Second Barons' War
- Simon de Montfort and other barons against Royalist forces led by Prince Edward
- started because Simon de Montfort ran away and married King Henri's sister, without anyone's permission
Battle of Legnica
- This battle was between the invading Mongol forces and an alliance of European soldiers led by Henry the Pious of Silesia.
- Although the European soldiers were double in number than the Mongol ones, King Henry lost the battle.
took place in 1241
Sieges were protracted, messy affairs
Both, the besiegers and the besieged were affected by:
Warfare used by the besiegers included:
A siege is a military blockade of a city or fortress with the intent of conquering by attrition or assault.
Warfare used by the besieged included: