Medieval History Term of the Week: Merlon

Merlon [mur-luhn] Etymology: French, from Italian merlone, augmentative of merlo battlement, from Medieval Latin merulus, from Latin, merle 1) Part of a battlement, the square “sawtooth” between crenels. (Gies, Joseph and Francis. Life in a Medieval Castle, 226) 2) Solid part of embattled parapet between embrasures, sometimes pierced with slit. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval Read more about Medieval History Term of the Week: Merlon[…]