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Carrick Castle - by the mid 16th century

Carrick Castle - by the mid 16th century

Condren Castle

Condren Castle

Reconstruction of Kenilworth Castle as it may have appeared in the 13th Century.

Reconstruction of Kenilworth Castle as it may have appeared in the 13th Century.

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Guimarães castle, located in the city of Guimarães, Portugal, was ordered to be…

Guimarães castle, located in the city of Guimarães, Portugal, was ordered to be…

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A reconstruction drawing showing how the arrangement of the well and drawbridge to the middle gate may have worked in the Tate thirteenth century (Illustration by Chris Jones-Jenkins, 2005).

A reconstruction drawing showing how the arrangement of the well and drawbridge to the middle gate may have worked in the Tate thirteenth century (Illustration by Chris Jones-Jenkins, 2005).

While fancy fortification technology was nice to have, many castles relied on a more basic and less expensive method of protection - natural defenses. Castles were usually situated on sites where the lay of the land allowed them to more easily repel assaults and protect the surrounding territory. This often amounted to natural features like a rocky escarpment or a body of water. Anything that could limit the number of approaches to get at the walls was utilized in the planning and…

While fancy fortification technology was nice to have, many castles relied on a more basic and less expensive method of protection - natural defenses. Castles were usually situated on sites where the lay of the land allowed them to more easily repel assaults and protect the surrounding territory. This often amounted to natural features like a rocky escarpment or a body of water. Anything that could limit the number of approaches to get at the walls was utilized in the planning and…

Flanking (?) tower (tour flanquante), as they were built at the end of the Roman empire.  From Dictionnaire raisonné de l’architecture française du XIe au XVIe siècle (Reasoned dictionary of French architecture, from the XIth to the XVIth century), vol. 9 by E. Viollet-Le-Duc. Paris, 1875.

Flanking (?) tower (tour flanquante), as they were built at the end of the Roman empire. From Dictionnaire raisonné de l’architecture française du XIe au XVIe siècle (Reasoned dictionary of French architecture, from the XIth to the XVIth century), vol. 9 by E. Viollet-Le-Duc. Paris, 1875.

bonitavista: “  Vorselaar Castle, Belgium photo via martha ”

bonitavista: Vorselaar Castle, Belgium ... - marieantoinettesplayhouse

bonitavista: “ Vorselaar Castle, Belgium photo via martha ”

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