...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

Monday, August 24, 2009

Medieval Word of the Day

Here's a threefer for Monday, since all of these kind of go together.

Crenels: the gap or notch between two merlons on the castle wall
Crenellation: a wall with gaps for firing arrows, etc.
Battlements: the crenellated top of a castle wall

See illustration under merlon to find the crenels, crenallation, and battlements.

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