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When was the medieval warfare period?

Medieval warfare is the warfare of the Middle Ages. In Europe, technological, cultural, and social developments had forced a dramatic transformation in the character of warfare from antiquity, changing military tactics and the role of cavalry and artillery. In terms of fortification, the Middle Ages saw the emergence of the castle in Europe, which then spread to southwestern Asia.

In the Medieval period besieging armies used a wide variety of siege engines including: scaling ladders; battering rams; siege towers and various types of catapults such as the mangonel, onager, ballista, and trebuchet. Siege techniques also included mining in which tunnels were dug under a section of the wall and then rapidly collapsed to destabilize the wall's foundation. A final technique was to bore into the enemy walls, however this was not nearly as effective as other methods due to the thickness of castle walls Several of these siege techniques were used by the Romans but experienced a rebirth during the Crusades.

Advances in the prosecution of sieges encouraged the development of a variety of defensive counter-measures. In particular, medieval fortifications became progressively stronger — for example, the advent of the concentric castle from the period of the Crusades — and more dangerous to attackers — witness the increasing use of machicolations and murder-holes, as well the preparation of hot or incendiary substances. Arrow slits, concealed doors for sallies, and deep water wells were also integral to resisting siege at this time. Designers of castles paid particular attention to defending entrances, protecting gates with drawbridges, portcullises and barbicans. Wet animal skins were often draped over gates to retard fire. Moats and other water defenses, whether natural or augmented, were also vital to defenders.

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Why Collect Medieval Warfare Relics

Collecting Medieval Warfare relics allows the collector to come into physical contact with history and with those who participated in it. It is an interesting experience to read on a certain aspect of Medieval Warfare history and then be able to hold or own an item that was actually there. Information is contained in war relics. Owning an item is part of the learning experience - it helps bring history alive.

But why collect artefacts from the Medieval Warfare? Understanding the Medieval Warfare and the events that took place around it helps us understand why many things are as they are today. For many, there is an immediate or personal family connection to the war - collecting can preserve the memory of their family's contributions, it can also help them connect and reconcile events that were directly or indirectly significant in their personal histories.

For others, collecting Medieval Warfare Relics is a way of connecting personal interest and business. As with all types of antiques, there is no certainty that a Medieval Warfare Relic will appreciate in value - what's desirable today may be out of favour tomorrow when a collector decides to sell, and speculating and knowing the form is part of the fun. However based on today's market demands, and the very limited supply of original relics, Medieval Warfare Relics are becoming great antiques to invest in.

Whatever the motivations, collecting Medieval Warfare relics is a great way to spend your time and a great way to remember the sacrifices of all those who were involved. Whether it is Medieval Warfare helmets, uniforms, medals, weapons or photos, you can usually find it on the open market. So get started, browse the categories and see what Medieval Warfare relics you can hunt down.

 
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