Tree bucket or trrree bucheeee??

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Weapon demonstration on a cabbage head

I don't suppose they could have called it something easier than trebuchet? It sounds French when you pronounce it correctly, I wonder if they had a finger in the game. What about just calling it an advanced catapult, I will go for that. In either case it was a massive catapult which was strung up by giant hamsters (also called humans) walking in the tread mill to get it ready. As there are slits in the wheel the strobing effect is known to make people puke from walking in there. Imagine what happens when you keep walking, as happened in the medieval times...

So other than the amazing flaming trebuchet there were loads of things to see and do at the castle. Birds of prey demonstration, walking the walls of the castle and probably the best thing was to see the knights in battle!! Two 'good' knights were up against two 'bad' knights. Before the ultimate fight though, they were spearing the head of the peasant, how pleasant, and yelling insults to each other, which bother.

Another cool event was in the castle court yard where two fighters explained the use of weapons back then. Like that shields made of metal is a Hollywood invention as all shield was in reality made of wood! An interesting demo was of a club which they used to smash a cabbage head. This they used to practice on as it is said to have the same consistency of a human head.. YUM!

travelman727 says:
Thanks for your great blog! Warwick is one of my favorite castles :-D
Posted on: Aug 14, 2007
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Weapon demonstration on a cabbage …
Weapon demonstration on a cabbage…
Footmen fighting
Footmen fighting
Me at the castle :)
Me at the castle :)
The castle
The castle
Wax models in the castle
Wax models in the castle
Getting the trebuchet ready to fire
Getting the trebuchet ready to fire
Flaming ball on its way
Flaming ball on its way
the dungeons
the dungeons
boat storage at the river
boat storage at the river
Bowman demonstration
Bowman demonstration
Bald eagle
Bald eagle
The king!
The king!
One of the bad guys
One of the 'bad' guys
A good guy
A 'good' guy
Spearing the peasants head
Spearing the peasants head
Shooting hole
Shooting hole
View from the tower
View from the tower
Grey hawk
Grey hawk
Vulture
Vulture
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