The cooking pot and adjustable hook from the thirteenth-century Maciejowski Bible. Leads to a great overview page of all things Medieval life, but I disagree about the bathing part. People were cleaner in the Medieval ages than the late Renaissance!
Crossbowmen manning the hoarding Crossbowmen in action during the siege of a castle, c.1200. Castle ramparts and towers – as well as some town walls – were augmented by a wooden gallery, called a hoarding. This provided a platform overhanging the walls. Apertures in the floor could be used to drop stones onto the heads of attackers trying to work at the base of the walls with picks or to ascend with ladders.
Piedmont crossbowman from the second half of XIII century. He's equipped with a chapel-de-fer (iron hat) and a gambison, and armed with a falchion and a crossbow. The crossbow had a wood bow - the steel bow appeared later in the XV century.