The Medieval Helmet: An interesting article with pictures and all about the Medieval Helmet, how it is made and how it changed over the centuries. The Medieval Helmet article at The Heroic Dreams Blog
Medieval - Weapons, Armor, Castles and More
Build a Trebuchet - Here is a great little project for making this medieval siege weapon with materials around the house. It fires a projectile 30 feet and can be tweaked to fire it even further.Free tutorial with step-by-step instructions and pictures. Trebuchet tutorial
See this tabletop trebuchet in action Quicktime MOV
Information and pictures about Medieval Weapons. Warhammers, Maces, Crossbows and of course different types of swords. Even a section on Siege Engines.
The Sword Makes the Man - An interesting essay about the types of medieval swords and the types of people that wield them. Would an honest knight carry the same type of sword as an evil lord? Nope. Fun essay with pictures.
A Brief History of the Sword and a quick step-by-step overview of how swords are made. Nice Information and making a sword takes more skill than just hammering metal against an anvil. If you have ever considered making your own sword you should check this out.
Medieval Castles Information about Medieval Castles. Including links to some of the more famous castles in the world and pictures and information about castle sieging and siege engines.
The parts of a castle Know what an oubliette is? How about a Motte? Here is a nice listing of the parts of a castle. Many of them have pictures. The parts of a castle
Ever wonder what life in a medieval castle was like? It wasn't what we picture nowadays in the movies. Here is a great explanation of the daily life in a castle.
Medieval Weapons - A nice explanation of some of the more common medieval weapons - includes pictures. Battle axes , polearms etc.
The Medieval Castle Book Description
The influence of the castle, both on the course of history and on the lives of the people who lived in them, has never been fully explored-until now. This fascinating book examines the evolution of the medieval castle, from the rigid social structure of its society to the types of weapons, training, and tactics employed during wartime. Above all, The Medieval Castle is a book about the daily life-from clothes and food to recreation and customs-and the people who made their homes inside a military fortress. Product Page at Amazon
Life In Medieval Times (DVD for young people) Product Description
Life in Medieval Times provides young people with the perfect introduction to everyday life in the medieval period of British history. Features a reconstructed working medieval village, and authentic recreations to illustrate all aspects of life all that time and more. With analyses by Dr. Martin Lowry (University Of Warwick), Dr. Robert Swanton (University of Birmingham) and Andrew Brown (Keble College, Oxford). Product Page at Amazon
Looking for a book on Medieval Weapons? Here are our recommendations:
- Warfare And Weapons (Medieval History) by Christopher Gravett and Peter Dennis
- Knight and His Weapons
- Medieval Costume, Armour and Weapons
- Medieval Arms and Armor: A Pictorial Archive (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)