Castles of the Middle Ages
Describes daily life in Europe during the Middle Ages, and includes information on sieges, heraldry, the Crusades, tournaments, chivalry, knighthood, festivals, pastimes, and the construction of castles.
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The castles and the people
Why castles were built
The castles defenses
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