Medieval castles had many different parts. Most castles had walls with buttresses that provided additional support against seige engines and catapults. Many castles had moats and drawbridges. Inside the castle itself, th... More » Art & Literature Architecture

Actors who were part of the "Castle" cast in 2014 include Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Molly Quinn, Susan Sullivan and Jon Huertas. The main cast also included Seamus Dever, Tamala Jones and Penny Johnson Jerald. More » Art & Literature

One way to draw a simple castle is to draw a horizon line, add two rectangles in perspective and draw guidelines for any towers and the main building. Next, draw darker lines to define the main structure and add extra de... More » Art & Literature Fine Art Drawing
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