Castles Were Surprisingly Colorful Inside

For most of us, our image of a European castle in medieval times comes to us from TV and movies. Some who travel take tours of medieval castles and are astonished at their durability (or else they wouldn’t still be there), their size, and their emptiness. But if you lived there, it would be quite different. YouTuber Tod’s Workshop shows us Dover Castle and its reconstructed interior, as it was in medieval times, with the furniture and accessories found in such fortified homes where people actually lived hundreds of years ago. Since those people were quite wealthy, they tended to have the best furnishings and decorations that were available at the time. Their belongings were brightly-colored to impress anyone who came inside, and even more so to compensate for the less-than-adequate lighting before light bulbs. It isn’t what we think of from the movies; it’s even more interesting. -via Metafilter

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