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History of castles reaches the very beginnings of the modern human civilization, and it stayed with us all until the arrival of the industrial revolution. Here you can read all about their origins, medieval expansion in Europe, Age of Crusades, impact of gunpowder, and their decline in after 18th century.
One of the most important features of Castles is their ability to be used as an important military asset. Through their long history, their defensive and offensive capabilities were tested against latest weaponry, and here you can read more about them!
Over the last 1000 years, landscape of Europe was changed significantly with the development of many modern castles. Check out which famous castles were created in what century.