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Medieval Castles

Summary: Castles made up some of the most powerful and influential structures of the Middle Ages. Until the advent of gunpowder, castles were among the strongest military centers of the time; they were easily defensible through independent systems of castle walls, moats, and corner towers from which archers could fire at intruders. Castles also supported a large population without outside help and served as a center for social activity and local government. Today, castles serve largely as places of interest for tourists.
Castles are some of the most powerful and influential structures of the middle ages. Considered to be one of the strongest military centers, it also could support a large population without outside help. Until gunpowder came about, there wasn't much that could bring a castle to the ground where it would most likely lay for the rest of its days. Now, castles are considered to be largely tourist related places of interest.

A castle's fortification was the key to its military strength and protection. Using two independent systems of walls made a breach almost impossible. If an attacking army did breach the first wall, a second wall would stand in the way (The Columbian Encyclopedia). These walls would also help intimidate the attackers. Small holes served as windows and arrow loops through which arrows could be fired but rarely fired into (The Columbian Encyclopedia). The narrow design of...

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