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Although illustrations in medieval manuscripts often take a creative approach to reality, they can give a good interpretation of how ladders were used during an escalade. There are depictions of ladders being held against the walls in various ways, such as with armored hooks at the top or by bracing it at the bottom, and never seem to depict ladders being ...


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how did they prevent the defenders from simply pushing down the ladder as they were climbing it the ladder does not necessarily reach all the way to the top of the rampart, so, to reach it, defenders would have to get out from the protection of the rampart and become vulnerable to the attackers' missiles. the Wikipedia article you refer to has a picture of ...


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