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TWILIGHT OF MEDIEVAL CASTLE
Many lessons were learnt and it is fascinating to see new ideas take shape and spread across European castles. The medieval castle arguably reached its zenith in the late 13th century.
This great title from the “Histoire & Collections” stable is priced at £4.99. The published price of £35 was as high as some of the Castle Walls in the book!
Twilight of Medieval Castles details the last period in which the architectural elements characteristic of the medieval period were used. It shows how the castles failed to make the necessary adaptation to the new fighting techniques, along with the tastes of the time that also evolved at the end of the period. The incapacity to react to all these constraints was the main reason for the disappearance of the medieval castle. Finally, the author evokes the often-contrasting fate of some of these buildings, which ended up as barracks, prisons or being destroyed.