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The Hidden Secrets Built Into Medieval Castles That Most People Never Knew Existed

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When you look at a medieval castle, several different images probably pop into your head. It could be of a princess longingly gazing out of a window or perhaps a knight jousting atop his noble white steed. We all hold different associations with castles, that’s certainly true. But how much do we really know about their design and the purpose they served for those living behind their walls? While medieval castles might seem arcane, they did serve a very specific function when they were built. They also hold dark secrets… The first time you probably heard of a castle was when someone was reading fairy tales before bed. Perhaps you pictured them as the sparkling mansions where Cinderella and the other princesses found their happily ever-afters. join us in our second channel..let's help animals together https://goo.gl/fauhmJ OUR Website : http://www.dduknow.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/know.of Twitter : https://twitter.com/Did_You_Know_of Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/dduknow -----Audio by Scott Leffler: scottleffler.com For copyright matters please contact us at: [email protected] #did_you_know #trending_stories #viral_stories #inspiring #trending #buzz
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Andrea & Danielle (8 months ago)
Great Video Thank you for sharing! My sister and I are Americans living in Germany and we love visiting new castles! Have you ever seen the Ludwigsburg Palace? https://youtu.be/bfhPEFlL59w
ahh princess with big tits yes i see it now
JoshexDirad (8 months ago)
forget trump's wall, we need a moat.
barry crocker (9 months ago)
The first one was from Disney
AlcibiadesPFT (9 months ago)
That area between the walls was also used for guards to unleash hot tar onto the enemies from above among other traps
Michael Turner (10 months ago)
Voice and long story the goes now where........ so we just do the tip of information.. could have spent the time telling us.
Kresimir Stancic (1 year ago)
Great video :-) I'm exploring medieval castles in north-west Croatia. Exploring with camera. Most of them aren't archaeologically researched and they are in very bad condition. Who wants, can check my channel. :-)
roof top cat (1 year ago)
king bruno the questionable, eat some plaster see what century it was built in by the taste, the dark secret is piled up down the hall in the corner, if u cant find it? follow your nose.
SandCrabNews (1 year ago)
I see trout.
DMA (1 year ago)
Was the mote water just standing water or was there a way to keep a current flowing through it? Standing water is not good. They had to of had a solution. I wonder if any invading armies ever tried to drain one. What did they do with the sewage from the loo? Where the castles built with slave labor?
Becca Zam (1 year ago)
This was a poorly done video. There were no secrets revealed, nor was the information anywhere close to being accurate. Like the motes for instance. They served way more then a place to flush the toilets into. The acted as a barrier to siege machines like battering rams on wheels. The made it much more difficult to storm the walls as well. As per tunneling, they could still tunnel under the mote without causing a cave in, without a problem. So long as they have tunnel builders. Though tunnels were not something that was used during a siege. Unless the tunnel came up in a remote location completely out of site from the defenders it will be a complete failure. If your lucky enough to come in out of site, you're not going to get many attackers through before they are spotted. Those still in the tunnels would be sitting ducks, for boiling oil or boiling pitch.
David Dylan (10 months ago)
Garderobes opened into a sewage space, which servants emptied. A smelly moat was the last thing they wanted. Besides, most weren't even filled with water.
T38 Talon (1 year ago)
To much of a disconnect between the commentary and what is show. ie. at 2:17 the concentric circle design from the air, yet no picture from the air... Actually showing a bridge and I though you were going to speak to draw bridges...
ThatDutchguy (1 year ago)
Well,..."we all hold different image's when we think of castle's" ehh, not in Europe m8, we actually have castle's galore here and we're told at an early age what they were for and how they functioned, even to whom they belong/belonged, etc.
Mike Nunyabizness (1 year ago)
Horrible editing
Jim Bailey (1 year ago)
Very Interesting. Thanks
Rick Charles (1 year ago)
Think it would be hell living in one. Back then most of the population didn't bathe more than once or twice a year, if that. There really isn't a place to empty their "chamber pots" (that's the bucket the family did their business in) since everyone either dumped it in the streets or in the moat, the smell must have been horrendous. Toss in the fact that Raid hadn't been invented yet so the vermin would be thick and with the breeding grounds of the moats, mosquitoes would be prolific. SO glad not to be born in that time.
Adelaide Mensch (1 year ago)
Castle is pronounced Car-sil not cas-sil
Rebecca Brooks Guest (7 months ago)
Your arrogance and ignorance are quite hilarious, especially when your country's heritage is criminality!
Jenny Pack (8 months ago)
Oh come now. It might sound like we have butchered your language but we haven't. We spoke just like the British did when we were a colony. We were proud to be English but times and circumstances changed. We developed our own dialect. Therefore, we do not butcher the English language. We speak our own version. Besides, if you really want to be picky then you are not speaking English either. Modern German is actually closer to Old English than English is.
Duncan Dante (10 months ago)
Michelle Kendall 🤣🤣 come on sweetie
Ron Snow (1 year ago)
Not ‘car-sil’, but ‘cah-sil’. Some Americans in the New England area pronounce it this way also.
Jon Netzinger (1 year ago)
Hi Did You Know, great video on Castles. they are way cool and would be awesome to own. plus they got secret passage ways, and dungeons and other stuff. also the ones now like in England and Scotland and Ireland are for the most part haunted. and I would love to tour and or stay in one. well have a good one!!
Extommy1 (1 year ago)
Very annoying that the pictures didn't co-ordinate with the commentary.
Dan Hill (1 year ago)
You do not understand what the word 'secret' means. It does not mean obvious fortifications. Stairs ran straight, right turning and left turning. Parroting myths is so uninformed.
timber_beast (1 year ago)
These are nothing more than larger and more elaborate stone versions of earlier wooden motte-and-bailey designs.
S P (1 year ago)
My god do you talk a lot about nothing.
anonymous with facts (1 year ago)
Wish could turn back time 21st century is shittt
Eye Dupppz (1 year ago)
2:30 You know they have that sign there because some *Fuck Tard* took a dump in there once.
b Consilio (1 year ago)
Eye Dupppz don’t be vulgar
fung whyou (1 year ago)
Like you know you want to admit it
Jon Netzinger (1 year ago)
well now that's really fucked up, considering we have modern facilities around!! they should have made him clean it up, least I hope they would!
Amparo Howell (1 year ago)
Very interesting

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