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posted 01-15-2002 01:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DRM   Click Here to Email DRM     Edit/Delete Message
I was wondering if anyong knew where to get info. on the interior of 13th century or castle like them, the way they were decorated, ea of the rooms, bedrooms, halls,kitchens, etc. Are any books avail. with this type of material, with pictures preferably, or any sites i could go to, anything that would help in my research. any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Erik Schmidt
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posted 01-15-2002 03:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Erik Schmidt   Click Here to Email Erik Schmidt     Edit/Delete Message
Good question. I would like such info myself.
I know that there was little furniture. Mostly tressle tables and benches for the hall and chests were a common way of storing things.
As for the walls, from what archaeologists say and the remaining examples from that time, the interior walls of castles were heavily decorated, usually in paint over lime 'plaster'. The paintings would have been composed of patterns and scenes from life, such as hunting, as well as religious themes and scenes commemorating battles and so on.
The amount of decoration would no doubt have reflected the wealth of the owner.

Floors don't seem to have had the same consideration as today. They don't seem to have been kept clean. I have read suggestions they were strewn with sand and straw, but that may have been confined to the feasting hall.



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posted 01-15-2002 09:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for duncan   Click Here to Email duncan     Edit/Delete Message
This is just a FEW topics listed in the forums on your subject.


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