...in which I share some of my favorite medieval research resources and methods for the benefit of others interested in also writing about the Middle Ages

Friday, August 21, 2009

Medieval Word of the Day


No, it's not a wizard and it's not a bird. That would be a merlin.

This is a merlon: the part of a fortified castle that juts up between two crenels (gaps or open areas).

Can you find the merlons on this castle?

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