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In medieval times, castles were home to nobility or high-ranking clerics, defense forces and a large household staff. In times of warfare, the population of the castle would swell as peasants from the lord's domain flood... More »

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Medieval castles were used primarily for defense, but they also provided living quarters and storage for the lord, his family and his estate. Because the lord lived within the castle walls, it was usually a center of gov... More »

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Castles were needed in medieval times to provide protection to the lord from foreign invaders. They were also a physical reminder of the lord's power over his lands. More »

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