The Medieval Castle’s Best Defense Features & Mechanisms

How to repel an invading army

Pontefract Castle painting.
Pontefract Castle. By Alexander Keirincx — Art UK, Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons.

Castles varied in shapes and sizes throughout history — with later kings and rulers adopting a “bigger is better” philosophy. But a castle’s size wasn’t the only thing that made it formidable.

These structures were nothing short of killing machines. In most movies and TV shows, we see castle…



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