Carlisle Castle: A History Through the Ages

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Carlisle Castle: A History Through the Ages
Carlisle Castle. Modern look



“I like to go to medieval castles:
Their gloomy silence pleases my heart,
I love the sharp rise of their black-gray roofs,
Gloomy battlements on towers and gates,
Squares of glass in lead bindings,
Niche openings, where the unknown hand
I cut the saints and warriors for centuries"

T. Gauthier. "Middle Ages". Cup. Ballads, tales, legends. M, 1958, p. 53

Ancient castles and fortresses. There are castles, which, despite their formidable appearance, almost never participated in hostilities. And there are those who are "lucky" to be in their center for a number of centuries. And even today something "military" remains in them. One such castle in England is Carlisle Castle. We will talk about it today...




Carlisle Castle. View from above. The well-preserved donjon is clearly visible, the Captain's tower with a semicircular battery, two lonely cannons on the wall on the right

The Romans have come, the Romans have gone


And it so happened that in 72 AD, on the site of this castle, the Romans had already built a large fort, though not stone, but in the typical Roman tradition - from turf and wood. He provided support for the garrisons stationed on Hadrian's Wall and for the troops sent to fight in Scotland. As happened very often, the fort became the core of a prosperous city called Luguvalium, and this city itself, by the middle of the XNUMXnd century AD, had become one of the most important military bases in Roman Britain.


Hadrian's Wall, preserved to this day, the stability of which was supposed to be a fort in Carlisle

But then the Romans left. But Carlisle remained and, very possibly, even became the capital of the Romano-British kingdom of Reged. In the XNUMXth century, it is quite possible that the abbey was founded by the kings of Northumbria, which became one of the religious centers of the country.

The castle changes owners...


The first castle in Carlisle was built by King William II the Red (r. 1087-1100) over the remains of the first Roman fort after defeating the local commander Dolphin in 1092. He appreciated the fact that this place was only 16 kilometers from the Scottish border, which means by fortifying it, he could always use this castle as a base for an invasion of Scotland.


Reconstruction of Carlisle Castle as it may have looked around 1400. © Historical England (illustrated by Liam Wales)

However, the very first castle, most likely, was a simple fence made of earth and wood, but with a deep moat, for protection from the south. Then came the time of Henry I Beauclerk (r. 1100-1135), who visited Carlisle in 1122 and ordered "fortify it with a castle and towers". The construction of the stone fortress proceeded rather slowly; work was still going on in 1130.


David I and Malcolm IV (miniature from a manuscript in Carlisle Castle)

As soon as Henry I died, in 1135 Carlisle was captured by David I, King of Scotland (r. 1124-1153), and ... also began to build a "very strong fortress" here. Most likely, he completed the work begun by Henry I, but, nevertheless, the question of dating the castle remains open to this day.

Henry II of England (r. 1154-1189) visited Carlisle in 1186 and ordered the construction of "palace» complex in the courtyard. The construction of the castle was continued by King John (r. 1199-1216), so that the construction there, one might say, went almost continuously.


What has been preserved from those distant years? The donjon, the “big tower”, has been preserved, which today is both the largest and most impressive part of the castle

Together with the gatehouse, this is at the same time the earliest surviving part of the castle, although its interior has changed over the centuries in the most serious way, and the roof was removed from the donjon in the XNUMXth century.


Samuel Bowe (1822–1878) "Edenside Cricket Match", Carlisle 1912

Sieges and battles


In 1296, King Edward I Longshanks (r. 1272-1307) made Carlisle his headquarters for three months in the early stages of his war against the Scots. The inner chamber, which by that time already housed a large hall, was expanded to accommodate his courtyard. In 1308, a residential tower, known as the Tower of Queen Mary, was rebuilt in the castle, and it immediately became more comfortable to live in.


An octagonal stair tower that once gave access to the Queen Mary Tower. The tower itself was demolished in 1825

The Scots, naturally, did not like a strong fortress at their borders, and they besieged both the city itself and the castle as many as seven times between 1173 and 1461. One of the most decisive sieges was launched in 1315 by Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland, who had previously defeated the English at the Battle of Bannockburn. But no matter how hard they tried, they could not take the castle.


Gate leading to the castle


Entrance gate. Outside gatehouse

The siege of 1461 was one of the bloodiest episodes of the War of the Scarlet and White Roses, in which the houses of Lancaster and York fought for the English throne. The combined army of Lancastrians and Scots finally managed to recapture the castle from the Yorkists, and thanks to the early use (as reported by the British annals) of artillery. However, the winners did not destroy its towers and walls, so thanks to this, many structures of that time have survived to this day.


You can find out what rooms were in the donjon here ...

"Stormy Ages": XV and XVI


In the 1483th and 1485th centuries Anarchy reigned in England. The border clans no longer felt the firm hand of the king and went about their favorite business: they began to settle local scores and rob those who were weaker. In order to somehow establish a peaceful life, the border region was divided into three "marks", which were assigned to the Lord Warders, who were representatives of the English crown. Carlisle Castle became the seat of the Lord Keeper of the West Mark, and among the famous figures who held this position was Richard, Duke of Gloucester, later known as Richard III (r. XNUMX-XNUMX), who lost the battle of Bosworth and lost his field and crown , and life.

Henry VIII (r. 1509-1547) ordered to check the defenses of Carlisle and, if necessary, to strengthen the castle. The result was the largest castle building campaign since the XNUMXth century, led by the Moravian engineer Stefan von Haschenperg. The castle received cannons mounted on it in various places, the thickness of the inner walls of the chamber was increased, and a closed battery was built in front of the Captain's Gate.


The captain's tower, and in front of it is a battery. Initially, the battery was high enough off the ground that its cannons could fire on the outer fence, but in the XNUMXth century so much earth was piled around it that it was lower than its level!


Today she looks like this. See how she's sunk into the ground

Carlisle - residence of Queen Mary


When Mary, Queen of Scots (d. 1587) fled from her rebellious subjects to England in May 1567, she was placed for several weeks in the Watcher's Tower, in the southeast corner of the courtyard. So for the last time the castle became a royal residence. Maintaining her small court cost Queen Elizabeth I (r. 1558-1603) an average of £56 a week, which was spent on food and wine.


Captain's tower, view from the courtyard. The graceful pattern above the gate is a rare example of the decor of the castle of the XIV century

Castle during the Civil War


Carlisle Castle lost its military importance after the unification of England and Scotland in 1603. But when a civil war began in the country in 1642, it increased again, and they began to fight for its possession.


Many rooms in the castle resemble prison cells.

Carlisle, which was garrisoned by Royalists in 1642, was one of the few places in the north that remained loyal to the king after the defeat of his main northern army at Marston Moor in July 1644. Therefore, already in October of the same year, an army of parliamentarians surrounded Carlisle and besieged it, hoping to starve the city to death.


Inside the donjon there were four floors, three of which were residential, but in the thickness of the walls there were pantries, stairs and latrines.

The siege continued until the spring of 1645. Food began to run out: all the horses were eaten, then it was time for dogs and rats. But after the defeat of the royalists at the Battle of Naesby in June 1645, there were no hopes for salvation, and on June 25 the city surrendered.


One of the castle's spiral staircases

Last siege


The city and the castle were again in the spotlight during the second Jacobite rising in 1745-1746, when an attempt was made to restore the exiled Stuarts to the throne. Prince Charles Edward Stewart (d. 1788) led his army south, reaching Carlisle on November 9, 1745. Five days later, the city and castle surrendered.

The Jacobite army then moved south, but, finding no support, deployed to Derby. On 20 December he retreated across the border to Scotland, leaving a garrison of 400 men at Carlisle Castle to hold off the pursuit of an English army led by the Duke of Cumberland, who took the castle in its tenth and final siege. The British artillery was at its best, so that it was already possible to capture it on December 30, 1745.


Plan of the Siege of Carlisle by the army of the Duke of Cumberland, begun on December 21, 1745. After the siege, many Jacobite soldiers were imprisoned in the castle, and nine of them were executed on October 18, 1746.

Army barracks and ... a monument


After 1746, the castle gradually fell into a state of dormancy and neglect. At first, French prisoners of war were kept here. And in the 20s of the XIX century, Carlisle Castle became an army barracks. Little by little, it began to be completed and expanded with low buildings made of red brick.


Here they are!

In 1832, a hospital was built here, which is called "worst army hospital» to Britain.

The army continued to expand and develop castle buildings until the 1835th century. Moreover, over the years of active military use, many important historical sites have been destroyed or changed beyond recognition. For example, the Queen Mary Tower was demolished in 2000. And, although the castle has been transferred to the English Heritage Center since XNUMX, it still has several “military installations”, and, in particular, the Museum of Military History of Cumbria.


Here it is, this museum!

The mystery of castle graffiti


There are many interesting things to see in the castle. For example, a large fireplace, which has remained in it since the Middle Ages.


Some believe that the dimensions of the then fireplaces made it possible to put a seat in them and ... bask directly by the fire. But judging by the way this castle fireplace looks, it was possible to do this only at the risk of clothing and life!

On the second floor of the donjon there is another truly remarkable monument of that distant time. These are wall graffiti. Some are nothing more than scratches, while others are intricately carved and may be the work of one person.


Here is an explanation for them, but even if you enlarge it, translate it and read it, unfortunately, you won’t learn much about them. So the veil of secrecy will remain on them

The images are in relief, slightly recessed into the masonry, and are obviously randomly placed. Previously they were calledcarvings of prisoners”, but it is known that this room was not a prison, and if so, then a completely natural question arises - who cut them out and why?


The so-called "prisoner carvings" can be dated to around 1480, as they include the boar badge of Richard III and the white rose of the House of York.

The images contain the coats of arms of the House of York and the local families Dacre and Percy, which, together with some other details, indicate the year 1480. There are several religious icons, including a crucifix, "IHS" or the name of Christ, and a figure with a wheel that may be Saint Catherine. So, most likely, soldiers of the garrison or the household of the owner of the castle were engaged in this carving out of boredom, thus expressing loyalty to the lord overseer and influential local families.


There is also a place for those who like to take pictures near the old cannons…

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  1. +6
    19 September 2022
    Oh I love castles good
    graffiti of medieval convicts surprised)) it's not drawing sticks, and not "Vasya was here"
    1. +4
      19 September 2022
      Yes ... Graffiti seriously hurt. Skill and patience.
      Found images of aliens wassat )))
      Good gloomy morning, friends! )))
      1. +7
        19 September 2022
        Quote: depressant
        aliens

        I didn't notice. Oops. recourse
        Good morning Lyudmila Yakovlevna! hi
        "More carefully, it is necessary, more carefully ..." (c) bully
        1. +5
          19 September 2022
          Good morning, Sergey Vladimirovich! )))
          There, in the center of the photo, there is such a round face with eyes. There are no such people. And there are aliens wassat )))
          By the way, how is the weather in your Biryulyovo? Here, in the north-east of the Moscow Region, we have a decent hurricane, it came from the long-suffering Kursk province! Got there and howls like a wolf.
          1. +6
            19 September 2022
            Quote: depressant
            Biryulyovo

            They promised heavy rains and wind. But?
  2. +13
    19 September 2022
    who cut them and why?
    British historians believe that these graffiti are the work of the guards of Mary, Queen of Scots. Now these "petroglyphs" have been manually cleaned from salt deposits, so that they can be better seen and they do not collapse. Engaged in the restoration of master Alex (most likely shortened from Alexander) Carrington.
    Some of the pictures are the coats of arms of the influential families of the district, who, apparently, bored medieval guards laughing were true. Some are relatively modern, left by soldiers in the 19th century (like DMB-1881 smile ) . It was very easy to scratch out even complex compositions in the red sandstone of the walls.
    Something like that.
    1. +8
      19 September 2022
      Thanks for the interesting addition.
      1. +7
        19 September 2022
        I haven't reached Carlisle yet sad . But I'm planning a weekend in November.
        1. +5
          19 September 2022
          Then you have a museum of the regiment, which is available there. There are very interesting exhibits there and it may well turn out to be an interesting article about a foreign regiment. Still, there is information on the history of our regiments. But about theirs...
          1. +6
            19 September 2022
            But about theirs.
            Planned to write a couple of articles Yes , but the forum community for the most part will not read without mentioning Ukraine.
            1. +8
              19 September 2022
              Come on, Alex! I will read, write. The main thing, when you are in the castle, take as many pictures of graffiti as possible, even a video. The object is amazing in that it was made by non-specialists, and odds were given to specialists.
            2. +9
              19 September 2022
              Quote: Bolt Cutter
              will not read

              Our "history" public will very much be. So what? Forward, for the pen! bully
              Hello Alex! hi
              1. +3
                19 September 2022
                "history" chesky public
                Good day! My articles, although they are historical, come out in opinions for some reason.
            3. +9
              19 September 2022
              Quote: Bolt Cutter
              the forum community for the most part will not read without mentioning Ukraine.

              For me, the mention of Ukraine in the material is precisely the reason not to read further.
              So
              write, Shurochka, write

              smile
              There are few interesting and useful materials on VO.
            4. +9
              19 September 2022
              but the forum community for the most part will not read without mentioning Ukraine.

              Alexey, the majority of the forum community does not go to the "history" section. Write. Write for those who read, they will be grateful. By the way, many articles from VO are immediately reprinted on other sites. For example, enthusiasts from "Yaplakal" transfer materials from "Topvar" there.
            5. +1
              21 September 2022
              You are wrong, uncle! feel And Hoch .. Davia is already gritting his teeth! fool It is necessary to finish there faster, got it already! am
              But an interesting article, as proposed, is very cool! hi
          2. 0
            21 September 2022
            Allow me, gentlemen!
            - Almost every regiment of the British army has its own website, and some of them have an online museum... including those that were not lucky enough to survive during the numerous reforms. There is information on the existing ones on the official MOD website. A reverent attitude to regimental history, it is worth noting ... By the way, which regiment lodged in the Carlisle barracks?
            1. 0
              21 September 2022
              Yes, here!
              - Border regiment.
              Quite a well-known unit with a rich history!
    2. +1
      19 September 2022
      Quote: Bolt Cutter
      Some of the pictures are coats of arms of influential families of the district


      It is interesting that the castle had petroglyphs and carved stone decorative details - but it never occurred to any of the kings and their engineers to utilitarianly, rationally and centrally use the walls and vaults of the castle for cartography of adjacent territories - to cut out a set of thematic maps of the area during their construction to help the garrison, which from this area he lived and which he defended. Along the way, it would be possible to place materials for teaching military affairs, construction, counting, writing, astronomy and navigation, as well as some useful skills and knowledge.
      1. +6
        19 September 2022
        Quote: ycuce234-san
        Along the way, it would be possible to place materials for teaching military affairs, construction, counting, writing, astronomy and navigation, some useful skills and knowledge

        ... like: making a pate of horse and hazel grouse. In case of a long siege. The horse can be, including, dead ...

        Inspired request
      2. +4
        19 September 2022
        some useful skills and knowledge.
        Brewing ale and distilling gin Yes
        cartography of adjacent territories
        The locals knew her like the back of their hand - these are not modern townspeople with Googlemaps on their phones.
        1. +2
          20 September 2022
          Quote: Bolt Cutter
          The locals knew her like the back of their hand.


          Did not know. Back then, the limits of people's mobility were different. And, for example, the castle had to operate with a cash garrison, cooperate with other distant forces and fortifications. Tritely, the soldiers changed and arrived from other remote places and in a new place they were not oriented with their feet. Therefore, for land fortresses, it makes little sense to have maps of the area within a radius of 100 km, and for riverside and seaside fortresses, 500 km, including maps and sailing directions for sailors, since then very long distances were already covered by water.
          Well, for study, architects could build sapper towns and small model fortifications.
          1. 0
            22 September 2022
            - smile "In much knowledge and much sorrow" - so it seems?
            - It's amazing that not a single swear word in English ...
            1. 0
              22 September 2022
              Well, this is due to high religiosity and illiteracy.
              People of atheistic times miss this.
              In those days, a person could speak / understand several languages, but often could not write and counted orally (he counted money).
              Therefore, the maps and plans of the castle applied by the builders on the walls and floors would be very useful, since they are accessible to the masses and did not require knowledge of writing, as well as scale models of the terrain and buildings on it. The technologies themselves for this were already in the form of mosaics, frescoes and stone carvings. Yes, and there was probably a set-atlas of ordinary parchment or paper maps - it is needed for any defense and construction.
              By the way, about mobility - then it reminded the masses of the idea of ​​​​geography among motorists and did not depart from highways and roads.
              1. 0
                22 September 2022
                Hmm... Mobility! Walking to the Holy Land - isn't that mobility? smile
        2. +1
          December 14 2022
          Yes, they manage to get stuck in the forest park with a compass, then they call the Ministry of Emergency Situations. I don't trust the navigator.
  3. +7
    19 September 2022
    Quote: Bolt Cutter
    but the forum community for the most part will not read without mentioning Ukraine.

    Well, he reads mine. And you write well ... Write, for example, about the monument to animals participating in wars. With your photos. And then usually all his pictures were published ...
    1. +6
      19 September 2022
      animal participants in wars.
      In Hyde Park? I'll try to do it.
      1. +6
        19 September 2022
        Quote: Bolt Cutter
        In Hyde Park?

        Exactly there. I was impressed by the inscription, I even inserted it into my novel "Three from Ensk" - "They had no choice."
        1. +9
          19 September 2022
          Quote: kalibr
          "They didn't have a choice."

          What a sad epitaph!
          And truthful. They made a choice for them. hi
  4. +10
    19 September 2022
    The Scots, naturally, did not like a strong fortress at their borders, and they besieged both the city itself and the castle as many as seven times between 1173 and 1461. One of the most decisive sieges was launched in 1315 by Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland, who had previously defeated the English at the Battle of Bannockburn. But no matter how hard they tried, they could not take the castle.
    It worked at least once. In 1216, Carlisle was occupied by the Scottish king Alexander II.
    Thank you, Vyacheslav Olegovich!
    1. +6
      19 September 2022
      Good morning Anton! )))
      I join in gratitude to Vyacheslav Olegovich. The castle also surprised with a donjon. I used to think that the donjon is such a high round tower, by the way, not very massive, but here it is, what a structure!
      1. +9
        19 September 2022
        Hello, Lyudmila Yakovlevna!
        For comparison, the reconstruction of the keep of the Chateau Gaillard.
        1. +8
          19 September 2022
          Here! It's round! )))
          And here is such a powerful parallelepiped that I was even confused at first, they say, where is the donjon, well, not the same array ...
          As far as I understand, the donjons are intended to be something like a kid? Or no?
          1. +10
            19 September 2022
            is it like a kid?
            Something like this, the last line of defense and originally the residential part of the castle.
        2. +8
          19 September 2022
          For comparison, the reconstruction of the keep of the Chateau Gaillard

          Is this the castle of Richard the Lionheart? Who hardly spoke English, and treated England like a piggy bank.
          1. +7
            19 September 2022
            Yes, the construction cost of which is estimated at 15-20 thousand pounds sterling and which has not been in the possession of the English crown for 10 years.
          2. +4
            19 September 2022
            Quote: Pane Kohanku
            Castle of Richard the Lionheart

            "Jolly Castle" The place where Princess Margarita was strangled!
          3. +4
            19 September 2022
            hardly spoke English
            Local historians believe that he only spoke French and Occitan, and the first king whose native language was English was Henry 4th.
            1. +5
              19 September 2022
              Local historians believe that he only spoke French and Occitan, and the first king whose native language was English was Henry 4th.

              Bolingbroke, who threw off the pedaristic Richard II? This Richard was somehow unique in his inconsistency... what I watched the first episode of The Empty Crown. By the way, Richard is really played by a bugger... The word "bugger" is absolutely literary and scientific! (That's me, to my beloved administration! drinks ).
              1. +4
                19 September 2022
                Richard this was in something unique
                The fact that he loved Earl of Oxford (Richard De Vere)? There is no consensus, but it is believed that De Vere was simply not loved by his contemporaries, and such a rumor was started up by them.
                Bolingbroke
                So yes, that's him.
                1. +4
                  19 September 2022
                  There is no consensus, but it is believed that De Vere was simply not loved by his contemporaries, and such a rumor was started up by them.

                  Well, I personally didn’t hold a candle, but were any of Heinrich’s favorites executed?
                  1. +2
                    19 September 2022
                    still executed
                    Pierce Gaveston? It seems to be for something else, he did not share something with the feudal lords.
                    1. +4
                      19 September 2022
                      Pierce Gaveston? It seems to be for something else, he did not share something with the feudal lords.

                      This one was already a lover of Edward II. Insolent and burned, pederast. negative finished badly; but worse than him ended another lover of the desired Edward - Hugues le Despenser, Jr. Togo was really castrated, gutted and quartered ... No.
                      1. +2
                        19 September 2022
                        lover of the desired Edward
                        About whom in the annals of Newenham Abbey they wrote "the king fled with his husband" in 1326 wassat
                        finished worse than him
                        Yes, the dispenser ended extremely badly even for those times sad By the way, before the "trial" and execution, he tried to arrange a dry hunger strike, so as not to live to be dismantled for spare parts.
                      2. +6
                        19 September 2022
                        By the way, before the "trial" and execution, he tried to arrange a dry hunger strike, so as not to live to be dismantled for spare parts.

                        I didn’t know about it, Druon didn’t write about it! laughing
                        All in all, Hugh Jr. is one of the select few who ended up like this... belay
                      3. +2
                        19 September 2022
                        one of the chosen few who ended up like this.
                        He was unlucky with society and time sad In a Russian prison, I would live, not grieve, tea and cigarettes would not be transferred wassat .
      2. +9
        19 September 2022
        Quote: depressant
        Round Tower

        As a rule, all early donjons were exactly square, and even with the addition of 4 towers along the edges, they became round in the 13th century.
      3. +7
        19 September 2022
        Quote: depressant
        donjon is such a high round tower,

        This is a typical donjon of the late Middle Ages, since the XIV century.
        In general, there were no rules for building donjons, their main function is to ensure the most comfortable existence of the feudal lord and his family inside the castle. Well, an overview of the surroundings - the lady admires the sunrises and sunsets, and there is a sentry standing nearby and watching the surroundings - if the enemies are coming ...
        There is an opinion that they began to build round towers in connection with the advent of artillery, since this form is better opposed to cannonballs. Until the XNUMXth century including round towers - a comparative rarity, although they come across periodically.
        1. +5
          19 September 2022
          Until the XNUMXth century including round towers - a comparative rarity, although they come across periodically.
          But I doubt that "inclusive"! The Conciergerie, the Grand Chatelet and the Nel Tower are examples of this.
          My respect, Michael!
          1. +3
            19 September 2022
            Good evening. hi smile
            Among the towers of the Volyn type, for example, there are also round ones, but most are still rectangular. Many were then rebuilt from rectangular to round ...
            1. +3
              19 September 2022
              And how long ago in Volyn, by that time they had switched from wood to stone? Even an octahedron is hard to build from a log.
              1. Fat
                +1
                20 September 2022
                hi Hello Anton. I'm sorry, I'll correct it - the octagon. It is easier to fold an octahedron from logs; it is quite quadrangular in projection (top view from above) smile
                1. +1
                  20 September 2022
                  Hello Borisych!
                  That's right, you're right.
              2. +1
                20 September 2022
                Almost all of the Volyn towers known to us are from the second half of the XNUMXth century. - early XIV. A connection with the Mongols suggests itself ... But, I think, as always, everything is more complicated. smile
                1. +2
                  20 September 2022
                  It is with the Mongols, not with Lithuania? Although apparently it is possible to calculate a potential enemy at the location of the towers.
                  1. +2
                    20 September 2022
                    From Turov to Galich.
                    The Lithuanian threat has been permanent since the time of the children of Vseslav Charodey. And the towers began to grow like mushrooms only after the arrival of the Mongols. However, the Lithuanian danger during this period increases many times - Mindovg appears on the historical arena. However, after the death of Mindovg, Lithuania plunges into chaos, and the towers continue to be built. No, it's not that simple. smile
                    1. +3
                      20 September 2022
                      Looked at the information on the towers of the Volyn type. Yes, indeed, there are twice as many rectangular ones as round ones. However, two points are noteworthy:
                      1. Half of the rectangular ones are defined as stone-wood, respectively, the log top, most likely decided the geometry of the entire structure.
                      2. The time of construction of towers of both types is approximately the same, which indicates the simultaneous existence of two architectural and fortification solutions.
                      1. +2
                        20 September 2022
                        Round towers appeared in Europe in the XNUMXth century. What side is Volyn here, I can’t understand. Or is Volyn a trendsetter in European fortification?
                      2. +2
                        20 September 2022
                        What side is Volyn here, I can’t understand.
                        Possibly, Volhynia was influenced by western fortification architecture.
                      3. +2
                        20 September 2022
                        The article seems to be about an English castle, and the discussion is about the time when cylindrical donjons appeared in Europe. At least - the XII century. Maybe before, but nothing has been preserved. There are many cylindrical towers of the XNUMXth century.
                      4. +2
                        20 September 2022
                        I started this discussion in connection with Mikhail's statement yesterday that there were no cylindrical towers until the end of XIII and their appearance is presumably connected with the development of siege work and artillery. As a counterargument to the last point, I can offer the donjon of Narva Castle, donjons and some towers of the city wall of Rhodes, the tower of St. Olaf in Vyborg. This is from what I have seen.
                      5. +3
                        20 September 2022
                        As a counterargument to the last point, I can offer ... from what I saw myself.


                        Chateau de Falaise. True, the construction of the tower was completed in 1207, but started at the end of XII.

                        And this is Château de Walhain-Saint-Paul in Belgium. Here historians have not yet come to a consensus - either the end of the XI century, or the beginning of the XII. But that no later than the first quarter of the XII century - for sure.
                      6. +2
                        20 September 2022
                        Beautiful!
                        True, judging by the armored belt, Falaise was originally two times lower ... But nothing, some great figures of the Middle Ages were not even born in such conditions. Recall at least a house in Domremy ...
                      7. +1
                        20 September 2022
                        Sources say that such a tower was originally. It was built in accordance with the architecture philippienne, formed during the time of Philip Augustus, a revolution in fortification, the main feature of which was just the round towers.
                      8. +1
                        20 September 2022
                        The fact that the round towers were pushed through by Philip Augustus, I have no doubt at all! But where did it come from?!
                      9. +1
                        20 September 2022
                        How from where? The Renaissance of the XII century, after all, it also affected militarism. People discovered Roman treatises.
                      10. +1
                        20 September 2022
                        Treatises are treatises, but specialists are needed, did they pull something out of Ireland?
                      11. 0
                        20 September 2022
                        from Ireland that-whether pulled out?

                        Why from Ireland?
                      12. 0
                        20 September 2022
                        Check out the Towers of Ireland. These malacholny were able to build concentric towers in the time of St. Columban
                      13. +1
                        20 September 2022
                        In England and continental Europe, cylindrical towers began to be built as early as the time of Anglo-Saxon architecture, before the Norman Conquest, from about the seventh century.
                      14. +1
                        20 September 2022
                        Well, what am I talking about? Early medieval Ireland outside the Anglo-Saxon culture?
                      15. +1
                        20 September 2022
                        In addition to the Irish, and even before them, such structures were built by the Angles with the Saxons, the inhabitants of the East Frans kingdom, Scandinavia and other different places. Therefore, there was no need to disturb the Irish.
                      16. +1
                        20 September 2022
                        Well, as far as I remember, from this continum, apart from the Scandinavians, even the foundation is a place for conjecture?
                      17. +2
                        20 September 2022

                        Gatehouse of Lorsch Abbey near Worms. VIII century.
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                      19. +1
                        20 September 2022
                        And this is Château de Walhain-Saint-Paul
                        As for me, the normal manor of a baron of the middle of the XII century.
                      20. Fat
                        +2
                        20 September 2022
                        Anthony really doesn't know. When the Volyn barons built castles. Interesting, I agree! They were on trend. But I don’t want to detail, accumulating ANYONE the information I don’t want. Although if I "torknet" I'll figure it out and ask the right questions. Half the question, half the answer. Especially when it comes to details..
                      21. +2
                        20 September 2022
                        Borisych, the Galician-Volyn society, due to the location of the principality, was largely integrated into Western culture. If you are interested, type in the site search engine: arturpraetor. This is the same Artyom that I mentioned, the author of a series of articles about the Galicia-Volyn principality.
                      22. +2
                        20 September 2022
                        Digression: hello to forum users from Konstantin. Until Friday he on procedures.
                        I hope that on Saturday we will be able to return to traditional communication.
                      23. +2
                        20 September 2022
                        Hello, Sergey!
                        I know he called me today. He has a CT on Friday, but the results won't be until next week.
                      24. +2
                        20 September 2022
                        Yes. Information converges. Unfortunately, I have a pandemonium now, and the conversation came out short.

                        Nothing, I hope on Saturday we will trample on something.
                      25. +2
                        20 September 2022
                        I hope your time trouble is coming to an end...
                      26. +1
                        20 September 2022
                        All time pressures end at some point. The main thing is not to drop the flag.
                      27. Fat
                        +2
                        20 September 2022
                        Yes, yes, yes ... Let there be Great Power (Scha ... Great Schwartz)
                        Stay with us, friends. Without... tricks
                        And so that every word is confirmed ....
                      28. Fat
                        +1
                        21 September 2022
                        Received. Thanks Anton, I'll look through ...
                      29. +2
                        20 September 2022
                        A couple of years ago I tried to deal with these towers - after all, such structures were not typical for Eastern Europe.
                        Pay attention to such moments. All of them were built on the territory under the rule of Daniel of Galicia and his descendants, or on dependent territories, such as the Turov-Pinsk land. The active construction of these towers began immediately after the departure of the Mongols. During the Mongol invasion, all major cities were taken and destroyed, but some small stone fortresses (Hill, Kremenets, something else) managed to resist. In Europe, the same picture - big cities perished, small castles were preserved.
                        I think that Prince Daniel Romanovich was quite capable of seizing this moment, summarizing the available information on the war against the Mongols in Russia and Europe, and making a quite logical conclusion in this case: it is necessary to build small but strong fortifications that can withstand a short energetic siege. On the model of Europe well known to him.
                        If there were funds and time, they would build full-fledged castles, but so they had to limit themselves to stone or almost stone towers, which, of course, were surrounded by wooden fortifications - ramparts, walls, etc.
                        Hence the rapid construction in the second half of the XNUMXth century. and the same unexpected curtailment of this construction at the beginning of the XIV century.
                        I see the picture like this.
                      30. +2
                        20 September 2022
                        A couple of years ago I tried to deal with these towers - after all, such structures were not typical for Eastern Europe.
                        Apparently, it was inspired by the discussion under the cycle of Artyom about the Galicia-Volyn principality?
                      31. +2
                        20 September 2022
                        No, there was, if my memory serves me, an article about castles and there was also a discussion about round square towers. VN also took an active part there ...
                      32. +1
                        20 September 2022
                        I don't remember this, unfortunately...
                        But the Volyn towers are undoubtedly an interesting phenomenon. Interesting tactic. That is, if Daniel borrowed it from the Piasts and the Teutons, then the remains of the towers should be many times more, and if not, then what?
                      33. 0
                        20 September 2022
                        Piasts and Teutons built their castles for centuries before and after Daniel of Galicia. That's why there are so many of them. As soon as the GVK ceased to exist, this construction also ceased.
                        At the same time, it seems to me that the strategy of building small but well-fortified settlements is effective only with a high population density, which we obviously do not observe on the territory of Volyn, Galicia, and, moreover, the Turov-Pinsk lands.
                        My opinion is that the construction of such towers in the historical global aspect did not really justify itself in these territories, especially in the northern regions. There were local problems that they presented for their opponents, they had to be taken into account, but on the whole, it seems to me, they did not justify themselves.
                        It is possible, however, that simply the quantity did not turn into quality.
                        You see, this is how it is - in a small castle you can place only a small garrison, which, relying on this castle, will be able to control a small area. When there are many such castles and they are in close proximity to one another, as in Europe, the conqueror has a hard time - he is forced to consistently take these castles one by one, because he cannot completely control the territory in the immediate vicinity of them. And in the case of the Volyn towers, the distance between which was more than one day's journey, their garrisons could not significantly influence the course of hostilities. They couldn’t interfere with robbing the population, they couldn’t work effectively on the enemy’s communications, because they couldn’t move far from their bases ...
                        And neither Daniel nor his heirs could afford to build such towers in sufficient quantities.
                      34. +1
                        20 September 2022
                        So the Piasts and the Teutons built their wooden burghs in the same equestrian half-way! Perhaps Daniel tried to enlarge the practice, but experienced a crushing defeat from the era.
  5. +8
    19 September 2022
    Thank you, Vyacheslav Olegovich. Yet fire and stew are a source of comfort. Sometimes it has a need.
    1. +5
      19 September 2022
      Sergey... )))
      Good morning! Do you need food and warmth only... sometimes? Do you usually stay in the Empyrean? With heat and light, according to Thomas Aquinas, everything is in order there, but what about stew, huh? wassat )))
      1. +3
        19 September 2022
        Quote: depressant
        With warmth

        Oh! Did they give you warmth, Lyudmila Yakovlevna? We haven’t yet. requestWe wait.
        1. +3
          19 September 2022
          No, they didn’t give us heat, I brazenly warm myself with gas, two burners burn in the morning, I’m not in Europe))))
          And here the wind is such that it blows the soul out of the body through the window cracks, and I, lifting my head, look at her, swaying in the wind, with surprise - how unsightly, damn it! And how did I manage to grow such a thing? wassat )))
          1. +3
            19 September 2022
            Lyudmila Yakovlevna, buy an electric sheet and you will be happy, and I glued the gaps with adhesive tape. I have a draft in my bedroom
            1. +2
              19 September 2022
              Yes, I'm talking about the soul...
              Just imagine, 1315. Robert the Bruce came to storm the fortress of Carlisle. He summons field commanders to his camping tent. So, do you see those three boats? Do not touch! This shipyard belongs to me. Even if they shoot from there, do not answer, so as not to damage the watercraft. And when you destroy the gate and enter, there will be a small house to the right, this is the office of the shipyard, there is also the production of boats and the repair of damaged ones. So if they shoot from there, don't answer!
              Further along the course and to the left is the barracks. On the second floor, the production of weapons and their repair. There is also my share. So, if they shoot from there, do not answer, go to the donjon. But don't go to the third floor, there's a treasury, one of the safes is mine.
              So, if they shoot from there, do not answer! ...
              Three times Robert the Bruce stormed the fortress of Carlisle, but never took it. Cause? From my cynical point of view, it is as stated above. And I'm talking about the soul, and not about the temperature of the surrounding space.
              1. +4
                19 September 2022
                Cynical! But I will continue...
                And the field commanders (barons, that is to say) answer Bruce: "Godfather, have you beguiled the coast? We have entered the valley, then we will not shoot!"
                1. +2
                  19 September 2022
                  It reminds me of something, but I won’t mention the time and place of the action, otherwise Alex, who is present here, will be bitterly offended. For he warned not to open their mouths on this topicwassat )))
                  1. +5
                    19 September 2022
                    otherwise Alex, and he is present here, will be bitterly offended.
                    This is unlikely, Lesha does not know anything about my criminal youth, and therefore, all analogies are false and refer to everyone's personal impressions, both retrospective and current.
                    1. +2
                      19 September 2022
                      Are you pulling on a blanket? wassat )))
                      No, I'm talking about a military situation in which one of the opponents consists of people whom Alex does not like. For he, poor fellow, has to stumble upon them in his Landons and shy away, because he is afraid of them)))
                      1. +3
                        19 September 2022
                        You still don't understand that my "blanket" is purple?
                      2. +2
                        19 September 2022
                        Do you wrap yourself in foil? )))
                        Oh, Anton! ... I'm so afraid of offending you, somehow offending you. Please don't be angry with me. Cats scratch at the heart. As soon as I go to Telegram, they start to release their claws.
                      3. +4
                        19 September 2022
                        As soon as I go to Telegram, they start to release their claws.
                        "But don't go, nasty, to our kindergarten!" (Another St. Petersburg proverb)
                      4. +4
                        19 September 2022
                        because he is afraid of them
                        I'm not even afraid of the Somalis here. You have unreliable sources.
                      5. +4
                        19 September 2022
                        That's right, the "Somalis" should be feared elsewhere.
                      6. +3
                        19 September 2022
                        "Somalis" are to be feared elsewhere.
                        You need to be friends with them Yes .
                      7. +3
                        19 September 2022
                        Opinions, Alex, are different. What did Winston Randolphovich say about the bridge and the devil?
                      8. +3
                        19 September 2022
                        He said a lot of things, especially drunk (that is, always). I bought binoculars at the wreckage - exactly like he had in the photo from the time of the Boer War.
                      9. +4
                        19 September 2022
                        especially drunk (i.e. always).
                        Maybe this factor guarantees entry into History?
                      10. +4
                        19 September 2022
                        this factor
                        Only this one, apart from others, except that it guarantees criminal stories. Otherwise the history would already be full.
                        The inscription on the wall of a bar in Hastings - "If you drink rum every day - you are a pirate, not a wino!" drinks
                      11. +3
                        19 September 2022
                        Che seriously?!?! Such pearls must be reproduced in the original language! Please?!
                      12. +5
                        19 September 2022
                        In the original language!
                        Drinking rum every day makes you a pirate, not an alkie.
                      13. +4
                        19 September 2022
                        Thanks!!! Great!!!
                        I will remember!!!
            2. 0
              19 September 2022
              But was there network gas at that time to warm up from the burners?
          2. +3
            19 September 2022
            two burners are burning in the morning, I'm not in Europe
            I'm in Europe, and I have feral parrots yelling in front of the tree terrace fellow .
            1. +2
              19 September 2022
              Yes, you once talked about parrots, I remember))) The climate is different. Moreover, you had a decent heat there this summer, and in mainland Europe even the rivers dried up. We don't. At least in the suburbs. Waiting for summer - well, when?!? And here it is, all of a sudden. However, the understanding that this is not for long does not contribute to the search for parrots in the trees with the eyes))))
              1. +2
                19 September 2022
                Waiting for summer - well, when?!? And here it is, all of a sudden.
                Yes. What is called: as always, suddenly, in December, winter came. This is a St. Petersburg saying, if anything ...
                1. +2
                  19 September 2022
                  Honestly, I didn’t know that such a saying exists in St. Petersburg ... And what, in your country, in St. Petersburg, winter comes only in December? It's not fair! In the suburbs - earlier. It happens that you wake up in the morning in October, and Santa Claus knocks on the window, they say, turned on the gas?
                  I do not know how it is now, but there is a suspicion that the weather in the Middle Ages had a significant impact on the outcome of military campaigns. However, some believe that now too. Like, it's cold in the winter, green in the summer, green in the fall, but it's a wild thaw, and in the spring ... I don't remember what the spring excuse is - I forgot! )))
                  In general, it is better not to fight.
                  1. +4
                    19 September 2022
                    And what, you, in St. Petersburg, winter comes only in December? It's not fair!
                    Here, in the North-West, winter comes at any moment she likes.
                    1. +3
                      19 September 2022
                      The river will either overflow, or the water will turn sour ...
                      I paraphrase:
                      I'm afraid nature will not allow
                      So that beauty saves the world.
                      1. +4
                        19 September 2022
                        Sour - it's unlikely. This year, the dam has not been closed yet, but, you know, a surge wave, you know, such a thing ... Personally, I saw how the waves walked along the embankments.
                      2. +1
                        19 September 2022
                        As modern military practice shows, a surge wave is a fairly effective means to stop the enemy. In the Middle Ages, it was hardly often used due to the lack of a sufficient number of dams. Then ditches with water were used as protection. This is Carlisle Castle. And why was the earth heaped around him? Now this castle cannot be used for its intended purpose, its territory is easily shot from the ramparts. As a fortified means of defense, it is now zero. Everything flows, including water, everything changes, losing its purpose with the loss of its original quality. Sad...
                        And they say that we are moving towards feudalism. But what about a feudal lord without a fortified castle? wassat )))
                      3. +4
                        19 September 2022
                        Lyudmila Yakovlevna, in the dialogue, at your will, we again incline towards existential poetic mysticism. You do not understand anything in modern military practice, surge waves and feudal lords without a castle. Do you want me to start cursing again?
                      4. +1
                        19 September 2022
                        Do you know how? )))
                        Start, and I'll understand everything right away. And, I say, so that's what a surge wave is as a natural phenomenon due to the action of the wind.
                        And in Nova Kakhovkn, to create such a wave, they simply blew up a dam.
                      5. +6
                        19 September 2022
                        Do you know how?

                        He can. He is my best friend.
                        And in Nova Kakhovkn, to create such a wave, they simply blew up a dam.

                        Indeed, and we all understood the exercises.
                        Undermined. hi
                        Do you want to talk to ME about this, Lyudmila Yakovlevna? Or continue to act half hints? good
                        Do you really want to bring politics and suffering for the needs of the state to the peaceful branch of "history"? Everyone understood everything. love
                      6. +1
                        19 September 2022
                        You definitely want to bring politics and suffering for need

                        Kolya, I don't want to. Politota will come by itself. I simply discuss the castle that has sunk into my soul and show why he did this to me.
                      7. +4
                        19 September 2022
                        In the Middle Ages, hardly often used
                        The Gezes actively destroyed the dams so that the advancing Spaniards washed back
              2. +4
                19 September 2022
                The difference between you and Alexei is, Lyudmila Yakovlevna, that the state will compensate him for the costs of 400 kW / h in the next six months, and you ... "Orenburg downy shawl" ...
                1. +3
                  19 September 2022
                  costs for 400 kWh in the next six months
                  £400 electricity meter subsidy for half a year, to be exact.
                  1. +4
                    19 September 2022
                    Estimate what £400 is in terms of rubles (even at the current exchange rate) for a Russian pensioner.
                    1. +4
                      19 September 2022
                      For a British pensioner, somewhere in 10 days income. For a British worker, three or four days' pay.
                      And in Laos for this money you can buy a virgin bride Yes . It's better to consider everything in context.
                      1. +4
                        19 September 2022
                        And how much is there now a pound "dashing"? I'm a little behind the times...
                      2. +3
                        19 September 2022
                        how much is a pound "dashing" now?
                        A liter of vodka - 16 pounds Yes .
                      3. +5
                        19 September 2022
                        Well, not very expensive, even if you count on the pre-war exchange rate. Tolerable.
                      4. +5
                        19 September 2022
                        pre-war exchange rates.
                        The ruble strengthened by the way in relation to the pound after the start of the war, moreover, by a good third.
                        not very expensive
                        Food prices here are only slightly higher than in Russia. Clothing is often even cheaper.
                      5. +5
                        19 September 2022
                        Clothes in the West have always been many times cheaper than Russian ones. Whenever I saw stock prices in Catalonia, I would not say.
                2. +2
                  19 September 2022
                  the state reimburses him


                  Well, why - Orenburg? I’ll stupidly answer that the fashionable nowadays is Pavlovo-Posad, or whatever it is, in general, through a hyphen, thin, almost transparent and - oh, surprise! - from wool. In this now, many TV personalities go. Some wind it up on their heads in a complex way, some wear it under a leather jacket. Electricity... Hmmm...
                  Didn't know Alex was an English pensioner wassat )))
                  Yes, I'm kidding, of course. I mean, it's all very sad. And six months later...
                  1. +5
                    19 September 2022
                    Electricity... Hmmm...
                    "What in youth is sport, in old age - firewood, kerosene and thread!" (Note, not me, Zhvanetsky). Do not worry, and I will be there, although I will try my best to avoid it.
                  2. +3
                    19 September 2022
                    And six months later...
                    And in six months, we'll all be dead. Or we won't die. Or die, but not all. As the same Winston Randolphovich used to say (or was it Franklin Rooseveltovich?): "Courage, the worst is ahead!"
                    1. +1
                      19 September 2022
                      "Since you don't want to live in shit,
                      that means you are not a patriot!" (c)
                      ((( recourse )))
                      Once locals told me that in my village in the 90s many people died of starvation. And now, every now and then, prophecies are heard that the 90s will seem like paradise in comparison with what lies ahead. Well, Peter is no stranger, after all, he is Leningrad. Such is the sad humor.
                      1. +3
                        19 September 2022
                        Well, Peter is no stranger, after all, he is Leningrad.
                        I'm definitely not used to it. The joke, of course, is very rude, but I know what "blockade soldering" is not by hearsay, despite my youth. You shouldn't joke like that anymore.
                      2. +2
                        19 September 2022
                        I won't. And I allowed myself, because I am familiar with the long absence of even blockade soldering ...
                        You, Anton, have always been in YOUR country. And I had to be in it until 2007 as in ALIEN. And for some of my family, this is still the case. Because the Russians are abandoning their own.
                        You don't know the true tragedy...
                        There is a passport, there is a residence permit, as well as arms, legs and a head on your shoulders - you have everything!
                      3. +2
                        19 September 2022
                        Because the Russians are abandoning their own.
                        You don't know the true tragedy...

                        And I know. Knowingly, not from personal experience, but knowingly, I am a St. Petersburg marginal.
                      4. +1
                        19 September 2022
                        I'm glad, Anton, that we haven't organized an irresolvable contradiction here. I wish you that all difficulties are gone, as they were not. We all have to muster up the courage for what lies ahead.
                        And ... and how hard it is to type! Where it used to be, there are pitiful remnants.
                      5. +1
                        19 September 2022
                        "On the outer side of the ring was inscribed: "Everything will pass", on the inside "This too will pass" (Gandalf, "My Meetings with Solomon")
      2. +1
        19 September 2022
        The need for comfort, Lyudmila Yakovlevna.

        And my appetite is good.
        1. +1
          19 September 2022
          Sergey, well, he responded, finally! )))
          With all my heart, I wish you to always be full and, if necessary, slightly under the shofe. There is no harder sight for me than a hungry man. Instant impulse - cook and feed.
          1. +4
            19 September 2022
            The classic picture of contentment: full, drunk and nose in tobacco.
  6. +7
    19 September 2022
    Queen of Scots Mary Stuart most likely would have said goodbye to her head earlier if she had not fled to England. In Scotland, she was accused of adultery and of organizing the murder of her own husband. Although that her husband was also a strange person. He did not even participate in the baptism of their common child. By the way, the future first monarch, who simultaneously ruled in both Scotland and England - James the First.
    As for wall graffiti, these wall paintings, probably, should be somehow identified from modern walls painted with spray paint and from simple inscriptions on the walls with spray paint. For some reason, they are also called graffiti. Although the term spray art is more suitable for them. Although, what then to call, as one of the commentators noted here, scratched inscriptions on the wall, such as DMB-81?
    And thanks to the author for another interesting article.
    1. +4
      19 September 2022
      Although the term spray art is more suitable for them. Although, what then to call, as one of the commentators noted here, scratched inscriptions on the wall, such as DMB-81?

      When you drive along the Kyiv highway from Pskov to Opochka, you see the same inscription on the walls of abandoned buildings several times - "Taganrog 2021". The "artists" were not lazy. We were regularly reminded of Taganrog. wassat
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        1. +4
          19 September 2022
          when you go by train towards Luga,
          I haven't traveled to Luga by train for 20 years!
          Hello, Sergey!
          1. +4
            19 September 2022
            Quote: 3x3zsave
            I haven't traveled to Luga by train for 20 years!
            Hello, Sergey!

            Good afternoon Anton,
            but I, in principle, like to ride an electric train at the dacha, especially when they once again dig up the Kiev highway and now they dug it up again .... hi
            1. +4
              19 September 2022
              Now, they say, it has become convenient. "Swallows" run, but 20 years ago it was somewhat tiring.
              1. +5
                19 September 2022
                Quote: 3x3zsave
                Now, they say, it has become convenient. "Swallows" run, but 20 years ago it was somewhat tiring.

                "Swallows" are good and fast, I really don't ride them, since they don't stop at my station, but in general everything is in order with ordinary electric trains now, there are no complaints.
            2. +2
              19 September 2022
              especially when once again they dig up the Kyiv highway and now they dug it up again ....

              Behind Luga trash with these works. It was possible to stand a couple of hours earlier.
              1. +2
                19 September 2022
                Quote: Pane Kohanku
                Behind Luga trash with these works. It was possible to stand a couple of hours earlier.

                Stayed this summer.
                Now the Pulkovo Highway has been dug up again. hi
                1. +2
                  19 September 2022
                  Sergey, it seems more convenient for you to go to the dacha in Moscow, no?
                  1. +3
                    19 September 2022
                    Quote: 3x3zsave
                    Sergey, it seems more convenient for you to go to the dacha in Moscow, no?

                    No, I'm going along Kievsky, in extreme cases, you can use the new paid M-11, if you go to Gatchina. hi
    2. +3
      19 September 2022
      Quote: north 2
      Article

      Stay tuned for an exciting sequel...
    3. +1
      19 September 2022
      Colleague, Sever, Mary hardly had to lose her head in Scotland ': there is a very complicated story. + Could find supporters, and England is a trap.
      Katya, somewhere I read that she was lured by the head of British intelligence. He "concocted" her "letters" to the conspirators and ... was left without a head.
      I remember the author’s last name: Chernik, I even saw her, but I don’t remember the name
  7. +5
    19 September 2022
    The construction of the castle was continued by King John (r. 1199-1216),
    I strongly doubt that the eternally impoverished Santer could build something.
    1. +3
      19 September 2022
      Quote: 3x3zsave
      I strongly doubt that the eternally impoverished Santer could build something.

      Anton! So it is written in the materials of the history of the castle published on its website ... It is 100% impossible for me personally to check this.
      1. +1
        19 September 2022
        So it is written in the materials of the history of the castle published on its website...
        As we have already found out, Vyacheslav Olegovich, using the example of the Scottish sieges of the castle, these materials are not always accurate.
        1. +2
          19 September 2022
          Quote: 3x3zsave
          these materials are not always accurate.

          No others.
          1. +5
            19 September 2022
            This is perhaps even good, otherwise where would there be a place for my cleverness and tediousness?
  8. +4
    19 September 2022
    Somehow the author didn’t get it right with the illustrations. There are practically no interiors. Yes, and the general view too.
  9. +2
    19 September 2022
    Good afternoon, do you want a "purchase" confession?
    In the summer of 18, the son fell in love with a woman with a child 20.8 18 years old, they left a girl with me for 3 days. Then we quarreled, and we are happy with my girlfriend, 4 years later, we were otmrozkm: a girl and 3 lyama "moral" or will take on loved ones. Katya hid the girl with her relatives: they won’t find it there, but they will find it .... they won’t return ..
    The "baby" arrived with a shift, 3 people, and an alternative: they attacked the "cedar" and their "self-defense".
    Katin lyadya, made me documents: I am a "surrogate" mother. And settled in the schools ..
    Now I work with her relatives, I glue the wallpaper
    1. +5
      19 September 2022
      I am a "surrogate" mother

      Creepy story...
      1. +2
        20 September 2022
        When found in the evening, she was terribly frightened. Luckily, my girlfriend was not at home.
        Then I was scared: they knew where and with whom I was working. They knew the address of the named sister.
        And the "baby" was in Yeysk ..
        At night, a girl to Katya, and that uncle Ahmed
  10. +9
    19 September 2022
    Carlisle, which was garrisoned by Royalists in 1642, was one of the few places in the north that remained loyal to the king after the defeat of his main northern army at Marston Moor in July 1644. Therefore, already in October of the same year, an army of parliamentarians surrounded Carlisle and besieged it, hoping to starve the city to death.
    By the way, about my beloved, about "other people's money"

    "Siege" shillings of Carlisle Castle.
    "The second siege coin of 3 shillings was issued at Carlisle Castle near the city of the same name in the north of England. Royalist soldiers were paid with money of a somewhat rough coinage. On the obverse we see the same royal monogram topped with a royal crown. The Roman numeral "III" makes it clear that this the coin is worth 3 shillings, that is, it should contain a little less than 15 grams of pure silver.On the back, the year of the siege of the castle by the supporters of Parliament is indicated, a little higher the inscription "OBsCARL", the meaning of which is contradictory. find nearby. It is believed that then they released about a thousand of these shillings. "(C)
    1. +5
      19 September 2022
      "Siege" shillings of Carlisle Castle.

      During the First English Civil War, siege money was minted in several towns loyal to the king.

      Siege money of Pontefract Castle. Interesting topic, by the way.
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        19 September 2022
        Interesting topic, by the way.
        Undoubtedly, I already raised it a year ago.
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          19 September 2022
          By the way, the first paper money in Europe was just siege money.
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      19 September 2022
      There is an opinion that at that time about a thousand of such shillings were issued. "(C)

      During the siege, it is estimated that 1,162 ounces of silver plate were requisitioned and turned into 1,000 three-shilling coins and 3,460 shillings.
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        19 September 2022
        Haven't tried converting ounces to shillings yet, but it feels like someone kicked someone pretty hard.
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          19 September 2022
          Logically, this should be Tower ounce, equal to 29 grams. That is, they collected 33 kg 680 g of silver.
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            19 September 2022
            That is, everything seemed to be minted honestly ...
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              19 September 2022
              Well, the honest name of the unknown minter has been restored!
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                19 September 2022
                As well as the dishonest name of the captain of the guard!)))
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                19 September 2022
                Although, on the other hand, silver, even minted, is not a very high-calorie product ...
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                  19 September 2022
                  But when silver ran out, coins were minted even on prayer books, as during the siege of Leiden in 1574.
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                    19 September 2022
                    So in Carlisle church silver was collected. Proteins, fats and carbohydrates did not increase from this.
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                      19 September 2022
                      Therefore, when they ate all the proteins and fats in the form of horses, dogs, cats and rats, they had to capitulate.
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                        19 September 2022
                        Yes, this is the trouble of any city siege, civilians consume many times more defenders and many times more than calculated.
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                        19 September 2022
                        Especially taking into account the fact that canned food and freeze-dried products had not yet been invented in those glorious years.
                        However, we will not stretch 200 comments.
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                        19 September 2022
                        However, we will not stretch 200 comments.
                        Yes, it seems that such a task was not set, we just talk. It’s a pity that Mikhail didn’t fool around with the cylindricity of siege architecture ...
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                        19 September 2022
                        Yes, that's me, by the way. For some reason the author came to mind. Mikhail is already like Shpakovsky - he makes statements without a shadow of a doubt. Even the wrong ones.
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                        19 September 2022
                        Michal is just a little off topic, as a person who is passionate about the other.
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                        20 September 2022
                        There is a lot to do, Anton. And yesterday evening there was a small force majeure. smile
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                        20 September 2022
                        It's all right, Michael! What questions can there be!
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    19 September 2022
    The views are gorgeous. I would like to see articles about other castles.
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      20 September 2022
      Quote: Kmon
      I would like to see articles about other castles.

      You can visit my profile. There are more than 1700 articles and among them there are many articles about castles. But, of course, there will be articles about castles in the near future.
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    19 September 2022
    don’t say what they know how to preserve historical objects
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      20 September 2022
      hi British? Do not know how! They fucked up everything that the clumsy hands of the renovators reached out to, even the legendary stonehenge. sad
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    December 14 2022
    The castle was built by an amateur, this can be seen from the spiral staircase - it is convenient for the attacking side (according to statistics, there are less left-handers)

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