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Early Castles

Early Castles


Many early castles were constructed of earthwork and timber, and a conversion from timber to stone took place around the 12th. Century, but both of them employed the same principles of fortification. Timber construction survives very late, earthwork defenses in the form of banks and ditches also survived until very late, and a combination of earthwork, stone and timber was common in almost any period.

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