1. Battle Castle: Malbork 360

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    Location: Poland The build: Malbork Castle was forged by the Teutonic Knights, a powerful order of German crusaders, in the 13th century. Historically known as Marienburg, it is the greatest fortification…

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    • Battle Castle: Conwy 360

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      Location: Wales The build: Conwy was built by King Edward I of England in the late 13th century in Snowdonia, northern Wales. Part of the famous “Iron Ring” of fortifications, it was designed by…

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      • Battle Castle: Dover 360

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        LOCATION: England THE BUILD: Dover Castle was commissioned by King Henry II in the late 12th century as a mighty fortification to guard the region of Kent, situated at the shortest crossing between…

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        • Battle Castle: Malaga 360

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          LOCATION: Spain THE BUILD: Malaga was transformed into a military stronghold by Muslim leader Yusuf I and his successors in the 14th century. Situated in Granada in modern-day Spain, the city’s…

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          • Battle Castle: Chateau Gaillard 360

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            LOCATION: France THE BUILD: Chateau Gaillard was constructed by King Richard I in the late 12th century. Otherwise known as “Richard the Lionheart”, this legendary English ruler engineered the castle…

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            • Battle Castle: Crac des Chevaliers 360

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              LOCATION: Syria THE BUILD: Crac des Chevaliers was built by an elite order of Christian warrior monks in the 12th and 13th centuries. Called the Knights Hospitaller, these men designed the castle…

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              • Protective Shed

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                Cats are protective sheds used to shield engineering and sapper during a combat operation, such as undermining walls or filling up moats. Their simple and inexpensive construction means cats can be…

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                • Perrier

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                  Like the trebuchet, the perrier works on the principle of counterpoise, with a stone missile propelled from a sling. In this case, the arm is swung by human muscle-power rather than by a heavy counterweight.…

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                  • Mangonel

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                    The mangonel is a class of medieval siege engine that hurls stones and other missiles by means of its single arm. Power is obtained by torsion from a large skein of twisted rope, or sinew. Relative…

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