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For questions on castles, a type of fortified structures common in Medieval Europe, and analogous fortifications found elsewhere in the world.

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Wikipedia states During the English Civil War many castles and fortified houses were slighted by the Parliamentarians to stop them being used by the Royalists. Most of the destruction was in … Wales, the Midlands, and Yorkshire e.g. Pontefract Castle. The coastal fortifications were spared by the Commonwealth, as they might have been useful for hindering a Royalist or foreign invasion. I haven't been able to find how many castles and fortified houses were affected. …
asked Aug 16 '15 by NikolaiDante
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After the English Civil War, some strongholds such as Corfe Castle were slighted, that is demolished, by order of Parliament. Another Royalist castle, the (Old) Wardour Castle appears to not have bee …
asked Aug 16 '15 by NikolaiDante