Illustration of a catapult that would hurl stones and other projectiles at the enemy during the Middle Ages. These machines were used during the Crusades. They were especially useful during sieges when they could be used to hurl heavy stones at and over the walls of a city.

A Catapult Used to Hurl Projectiles in the Middle Ages

Illustration of a catapult that would hurl stones and other projectiles at the enemy during the Middle…

Attack on the Narraganset Indians at South Kingston by the leaders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

Attack on the Narraganset Indians at South Kingston

Attack on the Narraganset Indians at South Kingston by the leaders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

"Batering-ram, an engine for battering down the walls of besieged places. The ancients employed two different engines of this kind-- one suspended in a frame, the other movable on wheels or rollers. They consisted of a beam or spar with a massive metal head, and were in motion either by a direct application of manual force or by means of cords or pulleys." -Vaughan, 1906

Battering Ram

"Batering-ram, an engine for battering down the walls of besieged places. The ancients employed two…

The attack on Fort Moultrie, South Carolina.

Attack on Fort Moultrie

The attack on Fort Moultrie, South Carolina.

Taylor's forces left Camargo at the end of August and launched an attack on Monterey on 21 September 1846. The city was defended by a force of from 7,300 to 9,000 Mexican troops under the command of Gen. Pedro de Ampudia.

General Taylor's attack on Monterey

Taylor's forces left Camargo at the end of August and launched an attack on Monterey on 21 September…

An illustration of a young girl being frightened by a dog.

Girl Frightened by Dog

An illustration of a young girl being frightened by a dog.

A boy clinging frantically to the top of a post to avoid a couple of goats.

Goat Attack

A boy clinging frantically to the top of a post to avoid a couple of goats.

"But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he was moved with compassion, and came to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring on them oil and wine; and he set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him." Luke 10:33-34 ASV
<p>Illustration of a man lying in the road, his head bound and covered by a cloth. A Samaritan kneels over him, pouring ointment in his wounds. He is wearing a head covering and a hat. His donkey is standing behind him and is laden with his things. Two men can be seen walking away in the distance.

A Good Samaritan Helps a Man Who Was Attacked on the Road

"But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he was moved with…

The Gunpowder Plot of 1605, or the Powder Treason, as it was known at the time, was a failed assassination attempt by a group of provincial English Catholics against King James I of England and VI of Scotland. The plot intended to kill the king, his family, and most of the Protestant aristocracy in a single attack by blowing up the Houses of Parliament during the State Opening on 5 November 1605. The conspirators had also planned to abduct the royal children, not present in Parliament, and incite a popular revolt in the Midlands.

Gunpowder Conspirators' House, Lambeth

The Gunpowder Plot of 1605, or the Powder Treason, as it was known at the time, was a failed assassination…

A drawing of a brutal attack on an Iroquois fort.

Attack on an Iroquois Fort

A drawing of a brutal attack on an Iroquois fort.

A group of blue jays attacking a nest and eating eggs.

Blue Jays

A group of blue jays attacking a nest and eating eggs.

An illustration of a man being chased by a shark.

Man & Shark

An illustration of a man being chased by a shark.

An illustration of a man crouched down guarding his face from a crane attacking him.

Man Attacked by Crane

An illustration of a man crouched down guarding his face from a crane attacking him.

An illustration of a man shooting a wild dog.

Man Shooting Wild Dog

An illustration of a man shooting a wild dog.

A group of Native Americans attacking a European settlement.

Native American Attack

A group of Native Americans attacking a European settlement.

"Eighty armed Pottawattomie Indians surround a house and attack the inmates." -Trowbridge, 1866

Native American Rebus

"Eighty armed Pottawattomie Indians surround a house and attack the inmates." -Trowbridge, 1866

Native Americans attacking the early settlers

Native Americans Attacking the Early Settlers

Native Americans attacking the early settlers

Passage of the second division of the Federal Squadron past Fort St. Philip. On April 24, 1862 at three o'clock in the morning, the greater part of Commodore Farragut's squadron passed the forts through one of the most terrible fires ever known. It consisted of five sloops of war and nine gunboats. The mortar flotilla and eight war steamers remained below, thus putting the forts between two fires, and cutting off all communication with New Orleans. General Duncan surrendered the forts unconditionally to Captain Porter, on Monday, April 28. There were found about seven hundred men in each fort.

The Great Naval Battle of the Mississippi

Passage of the second division of the Federal Squadron past Fort St. Philip. On April 24, 1862 at three…

Escape of the French Colony From Onondaga

Escape of the French Colony From Onondaga

Escape of the French Colony From Onondaga

Conflict with a rattlesnake. Caption below illustration: "The snake when about a yard distant, made a violent spring. Jervas caught it in his right hand, directly under his head. He squeezed it with all his power. Its eyes almost started out of its head. It lashed its body on the ground, at the same time rattling loudly."

Conflict with a Rattlesnake

Conflict with a rattlesnake. Caption below illustration: "The snake when about a yard distant, made…

Reynard the Fox hunting Laprell the rabbit after pretending to be a peaceful pilgrim.

Reynard the Fox: Hunting Laprell

Reynard the Fox hunting Laprell the rabbit after pretending to be a peaceful pilgrim.

Detail from a larger engraving of the siege of Boulogne in 1544 during the campaigns of Henry VIII in France. The detail has a banner in the upper left corner that reads "Highe Bovilloigne" and another that labels one encampment, "The Duke of Al Berkinnys Campe". The detail is from the center of the larger image. Boulogne is at the top of the illustration and their are plumes of smoke and evidence of explosions. The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Boulogneis damaged. Canons are set up as trenches are dug outside the city. There are archers and men with rifles attacking. Several soldiers with spears breach one area of the city. A man is being hung. In the foreground, troops on horseback with spears and flags cluster near an encampment of tents.

Siege of Boulogne by King Henry VIII, Detail of Cowdray Engraving

Detail from a larger engraving of the siege of Boulogne in 1544 during the campaigns of Henry VIII in…

Wolves attacking a traveler. Caption below illustration: "The road now ran along the skirts of a pine forest, when the traveler suddenly perceived a suspicious noise behind her. Casting back a look of alarm, she saw a troop of wolves trotting along the road, the number of which her fears hindered her from estimating."

Wolves Attacking a Traveler

Wolves attacking a traveler. Caption below illustration: "The road now ran along the skirts of a pine…