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Medieval castles – Middle Ages

By |2019-03-01T09:53:34-07:00July 30th, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|

Outer walls of Caen castle, Normandy, France (about 1050 AD) From Roman castra to medieval castles Rich Romans didn't live in castles. They lived in villas. But Roman soldiers lived in military forts called castra, and that is where we get the word castle. The Roman army Roman villas Medieval architecture All our medieval Europe articles After [...]

Castle at Caen – William the Conqueror

By |2019-02-25T21:30:40-07:00July 29th, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|

Outer walls of Caen castle, Normandy, France What is Caen castle? This is the castle that William the Conqueror built before he left to conquer England, to defend his own territory in Normandy, in France. William the Conqueror More about castles Medieval architecture All our medieval Europe articles William built this castle around 1050 AD. That's about [...]