Castles

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Castles

In the olden days, castles were the residences of kings, queens and lords. As fortresses, castles were built for protection from enemy attacks but they also served to exhibit the owners' wealth and status. Most of the castles in Europe were strategically built on hilltops, and even on isolated islands, to ensure safety from invasion or intrusions.

Later, in the Renaissance period castles became more and more comfortable and gradually the castles lost their defensive role. Many of the old castles suffered big changes and new residential type castles or palaces were newly built.

Early castles were generally made of stone, mortar and timber. Defense and security were the main concerns in the architecture. They were definitely far from comfortable for its inhabitants.

The Castle of Chambord


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