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Friday, March 17, 2017

10 Uncommon Facts about Medieval Castles...#3

3. Movie Castles Can’t Hold a Candle to the Real Things Films such as the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Ironclad, and Kingdom of Heaven show that defeating a castle or castle-like defenses was a simple matter of storming the walls, and that trebuchets could destroy castles within a short bombardment.... Sign in to see full entry.

10 Uncommon Facts about Medieval Castles...#4

4. Yes, Castles Had Secret Doors and Entrances Your childhood dreams can rest easy for this one, because yes, castles often had ‘secret’ doors and entrances. Such a back door, called the Postern or Sally Port, wasn’t so much secret as it was small and very easily defended. The postern could be... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

10 Uncommon Facts about Medieval Castles...#5

5. As a General Rule, Castle’s Didn’t Have Large Windows The purpose of a castle was not only to keep people out, but to aggressively repel them. Any hole on the outside of a castle that was large enough for a man to fit through would be a very big problem. This meant that most outwards facing... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

10 Uncommon Facts about Medieval Castles...#6

6. A Castle’s Internal Walls Weren’t Bare Stone The idea that medieval people went around covered in dirt, wearing clothes muted in browns and grays, couldn’t be further from the truth. Medieval people loved color, and the more color you could display in dress and in your home – especially those... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

10 Uncommon Facts about Medieval Castles...#7

7. The Gatehouse, Not the Keep, Was the Best Defended Part of the Castle As much as castle design is focused on preventing people from getting in, they still need a primary entrance. This entrance was the weakest part of a castle, because it was much easier to get through an entrance that was... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 13, 2017

10 Uncommon Facts about Medieval Castles...#8

8. Location, Not Design, Was Key to a Castle’s Defense Of course design was important for defense, and castles were most useful in strategically important locations. But if placed on an advantageously steep, high, or secluded hill, the castle could become nearly impregnable through sheer... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

10 Uncommon Facts about Medieval Castles...#9

9. Land Was Won by Conquering Castles The feudal system had no state run military. Instead, the military force of the medieval period was fielded by local lords who had sworn fealty to greater lords. These soldiers were a mix of both men at arms and knights. A king could command his lords to rally... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 10, 2017

10 Uncommon Facts about Medieval Castles...#10

10. “Castle” is Actually a Pretty Confusing Term In defining what a castle actually is, English could stand to do a little better. In French, the word Chateau means castle, but when referring to a properly fortified castle it would be called a chateau fort. The German language defines a fortified... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

10 Famous Symbols (And What They Really Mean) #1

1. The Anarchy Symbol To properly understand the Anarchy symbol, we must first look at what Anarchy is and what it actually stands for. Anarchy is a political ideology just like democracy, monarchy, oligarchy, communism, or liberalism. It evolved alongside democracy in ancient Greece and derives... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

10 Famous Symbols (And What They Really Mean) #2

2. The Pentagram It wouldn’t be fair to our fellow Satanists if we talked about the Ichthys but left out the infamous Pentagram. The symbol today is commonly associated with Wicca (contemporary witchcraft), Satanism, and Masonry. But unbeknownst to many is the fact that the Pentagram is far older... Sign in to see full entry.

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