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Medieval Castle Defence: Defending a Castle

It’s easy to imagine a Medieval castle under siege - it’s scene that’s been used in tens of thousands of films and TV programmes. We all visualise images of knights upon horses, charging at mighty grey stone castles. Within the castle, it’s easy to imagine archers firing arrows at the opposition, and residents of the castle pouring boiling oil onto attackers. Although these images are a bit of an exaggeration, they hold some truth. Medieval castles were built to be as defensive as possible. Every element of their architecture was designed to make sure that the castle was as strong