About seven minuets into this video he explains about the latrine in the castle and how it would be blocked up during a siege to keep people out. Is the historian correct in saying this? I was wondering if this was just a logical precaution, or whether they were adapting to data from previous castles and sieges. I wouldn't imagine that it would be any easier or effective than trying to take a ladder to the battlements, (especially when the latrine over hangs the river) unless they managed to do it without the defenders noticing.
Are there historic references to people breaking into a castle by coming up through the latrine?