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The Trebuchet

 

The trebuchet, also known as the trebucket, was just one of the Medieval weapons known as leverage artillery, which also included the perrier, the war wolf and "the witch from whose head the ropes hang like hair".

The trebuchet, which was extensively used in the Middle Ages, was introduced in Europe in about 500AD while its first use in England seems to have been in 1216AD at the Siege of Dover. However, the introduction of gunpowder and cannons to the battlefield left the trebuchet redundant in later times.

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