Hello! My assignment from Mr.Livinstong is to suceriez each invention I learned about in this week.
The four inventions I learned about are The Spurs, Englist Longbow, Blast Furnace, and Plate Armour.
One Thing I can tell you about this week in History was that it had a lot to do with military so let’s get started!
Spurs. The revolving rowel used in modern western spurs probably originated in France. A roweled spur was shown upon the Seal of Henry III of England who lived from 1207 to 1272. … During the age of chivalry, spurs became an emblem of rank. Gold or gilded spurs were only worn by knights or royalty.
The English Longbow. The English longbow was a powerful medieval type of longbow (a tall bow for archery) about 6 ft (1.8 m) long used by the English and Welsh for hunting and as a weapon in warfare. … More than 3,500 arrows and 137 whole longbows were recovered from the Mary Rose, a ship of Henry VIII’s navy that sank at Portsmouth in 1545.
Cast iron has been found in China dating to the 5th century BC, but the earliest extant blast furnaces in China date to the 1st century AD and in the West from the High Middle Ages. They spread from the region around Namur in Wallonia (Belgium) in the late 15th century, being introduced to England in 1491.
Plate Armour. At first I was wondering armour made out of plates but then when I watched the video it made sence. While there are early predecessors such as the Roman-era lorica segmentata, full plate armour developed in Europe during the Late Middle Ages, especially in the context of the Hundred Years’ War, from the coat of plates worn over mail suits during the 14th century.
And that’s it for this essay!