Medieval & English Civil War Experience
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With Ned (Young Ned) Carlewe & Judith Carlewe
Colonell Granville Thomas with Mistress Judith Thomas
14th - 15th Century
Castles The Next Stage
Back Into The Past
Castles the next stage
Defenders needed to have some form of protection whilst they were on the walls so "crenulations" were placed on the walls giviing protection but allowing them to shoot down on their attackers. They were seen on Norman castles from about 1086, and the battlements were provided with wooden covers to protect the defenders from the weather.
Shown below are some drawings with the wooden parts missing from most models and drawings seen at castles even the towers had covers.
Remains of a 13th Century Castle
But Without The Wooden Covers
These look like toys but do give a realistic image
of some details of castles such as the tower cover
A depiction of castle walls and tower with wooden covers and protection.
Cardiff castle, even the crenulations have wooden covers.
Caerphilly castle walls with coverings along the wall tops