The Pastrana Tapestries of Alfonso V
Portuguese Siege of Asilah
Detail of Bombard
Click for a larger image.
Picture Source: flandesenhispania.org
The Portuguese bombard Asilah with cannon, cracking the walls.
Some soldiers fire muskets and crossbows, while others are armed with long spears.
Wooden screens in front of the cannon protect them against enemy projectiles.
Before firing cannonballs, soldiers pulled on the ropes to raise the screen.
The large image of the Siege of Asilah
Back to The Pastrana Tapestries of Alfonso V