'Useless mouths'

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History Today
Vol. 48, no. 6 (June 1998), p. 41-46

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At the siege of Chateau Gaillard in 1204, the non-combatants caught up in the conflict were forced by the rival commanders out into the cold to endure appalling hardships. Sean McGlynn retells their story and explains the logic of war that made such things possible