'Master Jordan, who made the King's trebuchet,'

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Arms and Armour, Journal of the Royal Armouries Vol. 1 No. 1 (2004)

Note

In 1217, the first trebuchet was brought to England to besiege Dover Castle. By 1224 Master Jordan was making one at Dover and the next year another at Windsor, probably finishing it in 1228. This seems to have been his only task. He was paid separately from other artificers of King Henry III and it is possible to follow the ups and downs of his rewards continuously over six years to 1230. He may then have gone to Western France and had a hand in the building of another trebuchet there, which was brought to Bristol Castle in 1238 for storage