Medieval Trebuchet


Mark Cartwright
published on 20 August 2018
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A reconstruction of a medieval catapult or trebuchet of the 12th-14th century CE. Chateau of Les Baux-de-Provence, France. The trebuchet used a counterweight of stones to spring a single arm and propel a stone or incendiary over a distance of several hundred metres.

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2018, August 20). Medieval Trebuchet. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Cartwright, Mark. "Medieval Trebuchet." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 20, 2018.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Medieval Trebuchet." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 20 Aug 2018. Web. 23 Nov 2020.

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