Military technology in the middle ages. Martin Restrepo The Columbus school 7.5. Introduction.
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Military technology was one of the most important things in the middle ages because without it, battles would be difficult to be fought and because with military technology all kingdoms are successful in many ways.
Then the gunpowder was invented and all the military technology in Europe changed. Some of the most important changes where the start of the World War I and World War II.
Weapons were by far, one of the most important parts of military technology because without the weapons all the knights would be defenseless. There were many types of weapons in the Middle Ages but the most used weapons were swords, shields and spears. There was different types of weapons like long raged weapons and close ranged weapons like cross bows, swords, long
Bows, Bows, war axe, various types of pole arms, maces and Trebuchets.
Armor protected Knightsfrom attacks and bows. The armor was made up from a little thing called chainmail, it was extremely heavy and after that type of armor, they used a chest plate and some iron leggings
Gunpowder was invented in China. It played a very important role in warfare, due to the nature of gunpowder, it became increasingly popular for being easy to use, light and cheap. Before the use of midieval technology, men had to be completely devoted to war, but this changed with the introduction of gunpowder and other medieval weapons, when an unskilled arquebusier could kill a knight easily.
the crossbow is used
c. A.D. 1190 magnetic compass is used by mariners
The crusades are fought
The sawmill invented
1337-1437 The hundred year war was fought
The English use the long bow to defat the French
The first fire arms are used