Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

Assault on the castle

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Series:

unknown

Timeframe:

Mittelalter

Scene of action:

Unknown

Illustrator:

unknown

Publisher:

La maison des instituteurs, St.-Germain-en-Laye

Year of publication:

Unknown

Themes:

War    European history   

The picture shows an assault on a castle: Armoured knights are storming the castle after having filled in the coat. You can see flame projectiles, fired from huge wooden catapults. The attackers use ladders and siege towers, skins and wooden walls to protect themselves from the defenders’ arrows. The defense is pouring pitch, shooting with bow and arrow through the merlons, throwing stones and is fighting with lances and axe.