In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I assure you, no matter how high the wall, or how cold the siege, in the end all my battles have ended with the battering ram breaking through the main gate.
- The doors are of metal-reinforced hard wood, built to withstand fire and battering rams, and were intended to serve as the palace occupants' last defense.
- It included 100 foot battering rams and 150 foot high siege towers with bridges (this was the first known use of bridges on siege towers).
- There are no defensive ramparts, fortifications, battering rams or even boiling oil; just a fabulous view over the Wharfe valley.
- Another large weapon of siege was used primarily in storms, the battering ram.
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