Inside the genius architectural tricks medieval castles used as defense
They were more clever than you think
Medieval castles today seem largely ornamental and charming, but they were actually very complex weapons in and of themselves, designed to defend against and debilitate all enemies. Builders in the Middle Ages fitted the impressive structures with cunning innovations that greatly distinguished them from passive buildings.
Check out this gallery, based on information from Scribol, to see castle features you know, and many you don't, for their clever true purpose.
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LIFESTYLE Animal kingdom
CELEBRITY Celebrity deaths
HEALTH Middle age