Medieval Castles: Fascinating Facts About Famous Castles in England from the Medieval Times [NOOK Book]

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Medieval Castles are rich in historical significance. For instance, castles had many architectural touches for security purposes. One defense mechanism was a moat, a body of water that encircled the castle. A drawbridge could be raised so attacking forces would have to figure out a way over the moat if they were to breach the fortress. There were also narrow windows or loopholes in the castle so that stone could protect archers while they fired...
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Medieval Castles: Fascinating Facts About Famous Castles in England from the Medieval Times

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Overview

Medieval Castles are rich in historical significance. For instance, castles had many architectural touches for security purposes. One defense mechanism was a moat, a body of water that encircled the castle. A drawbridge could be raised so attacking forces would have to figure out a way over the moat if they were to breach the fortress. There were also narrow windows or loopholes in the castle so that stone could protect archers while they fired at the enemy.

Many Medieval castles also had spiral staircases so that besiegers would not have a straight route to the upper level chambers. There were also murder holes in the roof of the entrance to the castle. Burning oil or hot water could be poured through the holes and on soldiers who were storming the castle.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012798787
  • Publisher: Ramsey Ponderosa Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/8/2013
  • Series: "Quick Start Guide" Series , #21
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 929,797
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

James Rowen is a writer and avid fan of medieval times.
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  • Posted August 12, 2011

    Great Castle History Book

    I've always been fascinated by this period and especially by castles, and this is a very detailed and comprehensive book on tons of fascinating castles throughout Europe.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2013

    A man walked in, then left the next second forever leaving this

    A man walked in, then left the next second forever leaving this one rp (but he will apear in others) forever. He looked just like Ari, only his wings were angel ones.

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    Posted May 21, 2013

    Isabella

    She saddles up alaska and rides gracefully off. Gtg.

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    Posted May 21, 2013

    Jiko

    You van trust me

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    ? yep

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    Posted May 12, 2013

    Gwendolyn

    (Yep! Ill try)

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