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A Mini Guide to Medieval Castles | Animated History

A Mini Guide to Medieval Castles | Animated History

A medieval castle had two purposes: it was both a fortification and the home of a lord. The first castles were just earthwork enclosures. Later, earth mounds and timber towers were built, forming a type of castle called a motte and bailey. However, the timber constructions were vulnerable to fire, so shell keeps were built …

A brief history of goths – Dan Adams

A brief history of goths – Dan Adams

What do fans of atmospheric post-punk music have in common with ancient barbarians? Not much. So why are both known as goths? Is it a weird coincidence or a deeper connection stretching across the centuries? The story begins in Ancient Rome. As the Roman Empire expanded, it faced raids and invasions from the semi-nomadic populations …