When A Man’s Castle Literally Was . . . .

It would be very i nteresting today if anyone decided they needed to start building a whole line of castles around the edge of their land.   How would anyone start such a project after so many years of our building ambitions being governed by planning laws and building regulations!  It is pretty incredible to think that all the real castles in this land were build 1000 years ago or more.  The only planning that went into these projects was to have them built on the tops of hills, with the best possle view of the surrounding land and with some flat areas for the footings to go.  The actual nitty gritty of how anyone started building a castle is mind boggling and yet hundreds of them were built – not very quickly, it has to be said, many took hundreds of years to complete and all would have volved over the years.  The families lived inside the walls and anyone breaking the rules or running into debt was deposited outside those walls and left to fed for themselves, essentially as outlaws.  We are so lucky these days that castle building has well and truly be consigned to the  history books!