A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century Summary
Barbara Tuchman

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A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century Summary

The castle of Coucy is a huge building on a hilltop in Picardy. There are five towers and a donjon—a central citadel—capable of housing a thousand people, even for a prolonged period such as during a siege. The castle is built in 1223 while there are many great buildings being constructed. Most take many years for completion but the castle at Coucy is finished in seven years. It...

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