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Treaty of Travendal, 18 August 1700
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Treaty of Travendal, 18 August 1700

´╗┐Treaty of Travendal, 18 August 1700 The treaty of Travendal was the first success of Charles XII of Sweden during the Great Northern War. The Danes had made the first move in the war, invading the duchy of Holstein-Gottorp. Charles had been able to call on the British and Dutch for assistance, and with the help of an Anglo-Dutch fleet had landed an army on Zealand, advancing to besiege Copenhagen.

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Not really!

The castle walls are made of stone which does not burn and it is almost impossible to shoot an arrow through the narrow slit windows. There is a bet
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Not really

You might be able to use a ladder to climb over the wooden palisade surrounding the bailey, but ladders are useless if you want to enter the motte because
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Not really!

The castle walls are made of stone which does not burn and it is almost impossible to shoot an arrow through the narrow slit windows. There is a better opt
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Not really

The belfry tower was on wheels so it would be impossible to push it up the steep slope of the motte. You could use it to get over the palisade surrounding
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Yes if no moat

You can push the belfry tower up to the castle walls so that your soldiers can climb up and get into the castle to attack its occupants. The belfry tower a
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Good Choice

The concentric castle is very hard to attack because of the double row of stone walls. However, in order to succeed with a siege you need to have enough ar
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Good Choice

You can use a catapult to fire stones at the castle and hopefully knock down the walls. Using a catapult also means that you can stand away from the castle
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