This is the largest siege machine IN THE WORLD! The colossal catapult is an authentic recreation of one of the biggest and most deadly military machines of all time. The trebuchet was the largest and most formidable of the siege machines and was, in essence, a huge catapult. The trebuchet was used to hurl huge projectiles to breach the castle walls. Large rocks and stones were the main ammunition but there is evidence of more unusual material. Manure and dead animals were also hurled by the machines into the besieged castle to spread disease! Pigs were often picked as the animal of choice as they were thought to be more aerodynamic! In this case, pigs most definitely could fly!
Britain’s biggest siege machine returns to Warwick Castle in a brand-new show launching into action this spring. Join the castle’s most unlikely heroes as they unleash the Legend of the Trebuchet right before your eyes. The castle is under attack, and all hope is lost… it’s up to Sam, who knows the trebuchet like the back of their hand, to get this rag-tag group together and mount a defence before it’s too late.
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