Ye Elements of Medieval Enchanted Castles

The Elements of Medieval Enchanted Castles:

An indispensible feature of the castle of a great lord was the chapel where the lord and his family heard morning mass. In rectangular hall-keeps this was often in the forebuilding, sometimes at basement level, sometimes on the second floor. By the 13th century, the chapel was usually close to the hall, convenient to the high table and bed chamber, forming an L with the main building or sometimes projecting opposite the chamber. A popular arrangement was to build the chapel two stories high, with the nave divided horizontally; the family sat in the upper part, reached from their chamber, while the servants occupied the lower part.

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The Haunting Somerset at Nunney Castle

The castle itself, though built in 1373 and severely damaged by Cromwell during a English Civil War, the Castle itself is not reported to be haunted. The ghost associated with the Somerset area is far from ancient. Several travellers have … Continue reading