Medieval castles were nothing new to the Europe continent, but during the Middle Ages, there was an explosion of castle construction as feudal lords sought to consolidate their power and provide fortresses for the inhabitants of their kingdoms. Many people today remember the castles with a romantic view of knights, damsels in distress and continuous medieval feasting. Castles served a very utilitarian role in feudal society. It was protector, visible landmark, and source of pride among many communities. William the Conqueror, from Normandy, France, invaded England in 1066 and changed the medieval landscape forever. Medieval societies soon witnessed the creation of stone towers and walls in every country. Simple Norman donjons evolved into more elaborate strongholds with towering walls, defensive systems and could house sometimes thousands of people.
Colors: Purple, Mint, gray, gold, red, and black
Dimensions: L12" x H 17 1/2"
Weight:4 lb. x 10 oz.