Informative website containing the history of the castles built in the Dark Ages. It also features stories and torture devices employed.
Medieval castles Related
Medieval Architecture: Clickable thumbnails of photos and drawings illustrating Early Gothic with links to the High Gothic period, from the Digital Archive of Architecture.
Medieval Fortifications: Expandable thumbnail images of Aigues-Mortes, Carcassonne and Pierrefonds in France from Jeffrey Howe's Digital Archive of Architecture.
Medieval Siege: Companion site to the NOVA program on castles.
Medieval Windmills: Scholarly outline of the development of both horizontal and vertical windmills by Paul Gans, Department of Technology, New York University, on his Medieval Technology Pages.
Medieval Bridges in Oxfordshire: Essay by John Steane. Includes bridge characteristics and financing, and a selection of bridges. [PDF]
Living Under a Medieval Field: An article by John Letts in British Archaeology on the evidence of widespread survival of ancient thatch on vernacular buildings. History of thatching.
Medieval Hospitals of Kent: Ian Coulson introduces the topic, gives a list of early hospitals and almshouses in the county, with foundation dates, and a plan and reconstruction drawing of St John's Hospital, Canterbury, the oldest hospital in England.
Medieval Hospitals of Oxfordshire: Margaret Markham gives a history and description: endowments, diagnosis and treatment, internal life, dedications, buildings and locations. Includes foundation dates and brief details of individual hospitals. [PDF]
Medieval Glass Industries: Specializing in handcrafted decorative glass.
Sculpture for Buildings: Medieval Europe: The Metropolitan Museum of Art uses its extensive collection to present an online tutorial.
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An extensive photodocumentary of numerous mothballed and redundant underground military installations in Britain and France, including photographs of ROTOR sites, the Maginot Line, and Cold War sites. Also provides reports from physical visits.
Chester: A Virtual Stroll Around the Walls
Steve Howe of the Black and White Picture Place provides a guide around the Roman and medieval city wall. Map, modern and archival images with description and history, including quotations from primary sources.