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Siege, c1260, (1843). Copy of a manuscript illustration showing assailants, under cover of a kind of shed which has been moved by wheels up to the walls, undermining the tower. The besieged soldiers are retaliating with stones and Greek fire. Such sheds on wheels were known as mantlets. Illustration from Dresses and Decorations of the Middle Ages from the Seventh to the Seventeenth Centuries, by Henry Shaw, (London, 1843). Artist: Henry Shaw.
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