The year is 1300 and times are troubled. Your king is being challenged by some powerful nobles who want to seize power. As his most loyal troop commander, he is sending you to quash the rebellion. Your target is the leader of the nobles, a rebel lord whose stronghold is his gleaming new, well-defended castle. Your challenge is to capture the rebel lord and so put an end to the rebellion. If you can do this without a fight, so much the better, but you have the king's authority to besiege the castle if necessary. If you succeed, you can be sure your king will reward you, perhaps even giving you some of the rebel lord's land and property. But this is no easy task. He is very ambitious and his castle is strongly fortified with a garrison of well-trained soldiers. You need to plan your strategy carefully to give yourself the very best chance of success. This ebook describes in detail a castle siege: how such an attack was planned and executed, the castle's defences, soldiers and weaponry on both sides, how it was possible to survive a siege, etc. Each ebook in the 4-title Challenge series, suitable for children aged 8 to 12, is written in the style of a guide to living during an exciting time to history and completing an extraordinary task. Packed with superb illustrations, each title comes with a detailed timeline and glossary. Created by Q-files.com, the great online illustrated encyclopedia: the comprehensive, in-depth, expert-verified educational resource for children aged 8-13.