Siege Towers


siege towerSiege Towers: Were wooden towers often built at the site of the siege. They were built to the height of the castle walls and were on wheels so they could be rolled up to the wall. Then the attackers could cross right over into the castle. Often times they had battering rams like the one shown here.




An Interesting Note about Siege Towers - The fortress of Richard the Lion Hearted (Chateau Gaillard) was positioned on a peninsula of land which meant part of it was against a river. The French sieged this castle for eight months and one of the interesting things they did was to build siege towers right on top of warships so they could sail right against the walls of the castle and attack.