Pevensey Castle

Pevensey Castle: Pevensey Castle is a medieval castle and former Roman fort at Pevensey in the English county of East Sussex… The fort of Anderitum was built during the 3rd century to protect the southern coastline of Roman Britain from Saxon raiders… Evidence for some form of permanent occupancy next appears in 1042, when the…

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…

Nunney Castle

West of Frome in Somerset, England, lies the ruins of the medieval castle of Nunney. Founded by Sir John Delamere, the castle consists of a single courtyard surrounded by a water moat fed by a natural stream. Delamere supposedly funded the construction through ransom money obtained from the wars with France during the 14th century.…