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Hever Castle, Kent: the days are long gone when the security of your property could be guaranteed by lowering the portcullis and raising the...

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Red Poppies all around the moat at the Tower of London. The poppies are part of a ceramic poppy installation called ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ which marks the centenary of the outbreak of the...

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From Moats to Murder Holes: How Medieval Castles Were Defended

In medieval times, castle architects incorporated a variety of defenses and traps intended to slow, injure or kill attackers in order to hold the castle as long as possible, against even the larges…

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Easy impact. Use $1 tablecloths. Could go in the front on the stonewall back drop. Adds color and easy to do.

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A true medieval castle just 45m from Paris, the Chateau de Farcheville was built by Hugues II and Hugues III, Lords of Farcheville and Bouville, chamberlains to Philip IV of France, between the 13th and 14th century. It possesses rare northern French example of architecture. The castle has its own moat, hunting grounds, 15 bedrooms, 1,000 acres (4.0 km2), and a helipad. Today it’s asking €45,000,000.

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Nunney Castle, Somerset - Built in the late 14th century by Sir John Delamare, the moated castle's architectural style, possibly influenced by the design of French castles, has provoked considerable academic debate.

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Bodiam Castle is a lovely relic from the medieval period in England. Found in the East Sussex area, this fourteenth-century structure features sturdy towers with fairy-tale crenellations, and the moat that surrounds the outer walls only adds to the picturesque appeal.

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