Norman Architecture

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By A Harrison Barnes. Norman Architecture, named so due to its roots in Normandy, arose in the Middle Ages. It began in the early 11th century and ended by the 12th century, following the Saxon architectural movement and preceding the Gothic movement. Norman architecture is a form of the prevailing Romanesque Architecture that was propagated […]

Medieval Castles – Castle de la Mota – The Evolution of a Spanish Fortress

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The Castle La Mota now occupies an area that during the Roman period was an important stop on a trade route that ran through what is now the Spanish Province of Valladolid. It was most probably fortified and walled to some degree at that time to protect a settlement that easily dates back to the […]