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Old July 31st, 2018, 02:47 AM   #1
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The Thread of the Castles

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Tower of London



Placed on the limits of the financial district, the Tower of London was built one millenium ago, mainly used as a prison during almost all of its existence. The original main tower (the "White Tower") was later expanded several times with new sets of walls and buildings for other purposes, converting it into the current complex. Even after being seriously damaged after the Second World War, it still keeps a collection of the Crown Jewels, with the Imperial State Crown as its most relevant piece. The castle is also famous for the legend of the beheading of Ana Boleyn by the former King Henry VIII.











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Old November 26th, 2018, 01:30 AM   #5
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Cardiff Castle, Wales








The true origin of the Cardiff Castle was with the conquest of the Roman Empire at the beginning of the first millennium A.D., in what was a fortification within its border in Great Britain. A thousand years later, in the 11th Century, the Normans built the first castle of what would be in the centuries to come a large complex of buildings and defensive towers. For approximately 700 years, between the civil and the successional wars, the place was used as a residence, a jail and a defensive position. The largest expansions were executed between the 18th Century and the 19th Century, with the construction of the new victorian castle next to one of the sides of the walls.











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Edinburgh Castle, Scotland









Edinburgh was built on mountainous terrain, in what is known as the Seven Hills, in direct relation to the Roman denomination. One of them, the most interesting one from the urban point of view, is Castle Rock, which stands out for its proximity to the center and usually used by the older civilizations for the defense of the city. The current Edinburgh Castle, like most of the European castles, is the result of several modifications and extensions, its first version being erected at the time of the First Independence War of Scotland, about 1000 years ago . The castle was especially relevant during the World War II, at a time when an invasion by land by the germans was seriously considered, being this the last enclave where the King would hide before leaving towards Canada, from where it would govern Great Brtian in the most extreme scenario.











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India has the word's largest castles, but due to a British decision on terminology, they were all named as 'forts'.

Mehrangir








Amber Fort




Udaipur




Agra







Red Fort









Hundreds of others

Neemrana Fort Palace



Gwalior









Chittogarh






Jaisalmer





Lohagad





Alila




Golconda




Kumbhalgarh


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The largest castle ever built however was in Japan, Edo-Jo in Tokyo, but destroyed by the 1945 bombing raids.

In its heyday













5 concentric rings of battlements with false corners and dead ends were designed to confuse and trap marauding armies





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Those indian castles are amazing
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Dublin Castle, Ireland







Along with the beer industry and the bars, the Dublin Castle is the most interesting thing to see in the city. In the past, it belonged to England, from which it ruled the Irish territory. It was also, by those times, flanked by the Liffey and Poodle rivers. Unlike other castles in Europe, its visual appearance changed radically with the new interventions over the centuries. Its best-known angle is that of the medieval defensive tower, one of the few preserved parts of its original design. When it comes to the rooms and interiors, the most interesting place are the State Apartments, in which lies the fabulous St. Patrick's Hall and the Throne Room. Beyond its tourist use and after the construction of the presidential residence in front of Phoenix Park, the Castle is used only for important events and ceremonies of the Government of Ireland.












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Malmö Castle, Sweden






The current Castle of Malmö (or "Malmöhus Slott") was built by the Kingdom of Denmark in the 16th century. This place was a key point for the defense of the land between Sweden and Denmark, two kingdoms that fought each other recurrently throughout its history. However, although it was besieged by the Danish army during several battles in the 17th and 18th centuries, the Malmö Castle belonged for much of its existence to the Kingdom of Sweden, which achieved its conquest in the second Swedish-Danish War.









































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