Category Archives: Castles

Why Did Castle Sieges Happen?

Why did they not just negotiate? Why did they not just have a battle? Why go to the trouble of building such thick walls which may or may not ever be attacked? These are tough questions. The answers have to … Continue reading

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What Makes a Castle a Castle?

A stone wall. Castles are generally either a large stone-walled tower or a group of buildings with a stone wall around them. The tower may be either rectangular or circular. The buildings may be made of stone or wood or … Continue reading

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5 Things You Need to Survive a Siege

The next time you are traveling through time and find yourself in a medieval castle during a siege, you may need this list. 1. Water for drinking (by humans and any animals), cooking, and bathing 2. Food, either preserved and … Continue reading

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