Thirty ingenious inventions for medieval castles….

Hmmm…some of the entries in this article are definitely applicable solely to castles, but some are either not universal (e.g. staircases twisting one way only spiral staircases) or were definitely not first thought of when castles came into being (e.g. surrounding your stronghold with water). But it’s an interesting list for all that.


UPDATED POST ON A Medieval Potpourri ENGLAND’S OLDEST DOOR – TO BE FOUND IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY OPENING ON TO THE CHAPTER HOUSE.   Are doors not fascinating?   If somewhere you haven’t been before, do you like me, always wonder what’s on the other side?  Of course if the door is ancient even… Continue reading THE ANCIENT DOORS OF ENGLAND.