Fling Sling and Battle Your Way to Victory by Philip Steele


Fling Sling and Battle Your Way to Victory by Philip Steele

Discover the gruesome armoury of siege warfare and set up your own exciting castle siege. Learn where to position your archers, how to load your catapult, and exactly where to aim-then catapult your way to victory! In the Middle Ages, castles controlled the land around them and provided bases from which knights could ride out to attack the enemy. With detailed information on the armour and weapons used by medieval knights and soldiers, this essential work explains how opposing armies attacked on foot and on horseback - with a terrifying range of siege engines invented to break down a castle's defences. Each spread is introduced with a diary entry, alternately from the attackers and defenders, as the siege progresses. The book also details the deadly array of weapons and armour used in medieval warfare. What's more, there are a mangonel catapult and three targets to build! The tuck box contains push-out model sheets for a complete mangonel catapult and targets.

About the Author

MARTIN BUSTAMANTE has been working as a professional illustrator since 1999 and he has worked on a number of different projects for a range of publishers, including; Titan Comics, Oxford University Press OUP, Usborne Children's Books and QED Publishing. PHILIP STEELE has written books on history, geography, and cultural and social themes and is an established author, chiefly of children's non-fiction. He graduated from University College, Durham, graduating in Modern languages in 1971. After graduating, he worked as an editor for various book publishers in London before moving to the Isle of Anglesey, in North Wales, where he now lives. His recent publications include Encyclopedia of British History and A City Through Time.

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24 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Publication date

15th September 2015



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