The Castles of Europe
Castles in Europe evolved from the first
wooden forts made to lodge a garrison to spectacular stone
structures able to support a small army for extended times.
Each country in Europe developed its own architectural designs
copying from that of the castles in other countries.
The race to build castles as the best military
defenses, turned into a competition for the most magnificent
architectural designs in the world.
Battle and beauty were now married together.