A b c Durand,.81; Purton,.140.Slighting was quite expensive and took considerable effort to carry out, so damage was usually done in the most cost efficient fashion with only selected walls being destroyed.Antonyms for keep.
Brindle and Kerr,.50.(2002) "The Myth of the Keep in Meirion-Jones, Impey and Jones (ed) (2002).
(2004) The New Palaces of Medieval Venice.Toy (1985.224; Reid,.33.To maintain by writing: to keep a diary.
By the end of the century, French and English keep designs began to diverge: Philip II of France built a sequence of circular keeps as part of his bid to stamp his royal authority on his new territories, while in England castles were built without.(1994) The Decline of the Castle.52 Mid-medieval keeps (late 12th14th centuries) edit During the second half of the 12th century, a range of new keep designs began to appear across France and England, breaking the previous unity of the regional designs.
41 Similarly, the corners of a square keep created dead space that defenders could not fire at, but missile fire in castle sieges was less important until the introduction of the crossbow in the middle of the 12th century, when arrowslits began to be introduced.33 They were also relatively slow to erect, due to the limitations of the lime mortar used during the period a keep's walls could usually be raised by a maximum of only 12 feet (3.6 metres) a year; the keep at Scarborough was not atypical.