"Castle Stalker Argyll and Bute" Image by Lynn Bolt
Blog written by Steve Stamford
This month’s blog concentrates on images of castles and coasts.
People started building defensive structures that as time went on became ever more sophisticated. Simple wooden barricades and ditches became stone and moats. Towers were added for look-out purposes – and to drop things on attackers. As defences grew stronger so of course did the tactics to defeat them. The simplest tactic was to simply camp outside and wait for those inside to run out of food or water – the siege.
Whilst early castles were built by anyone (which wasn’t that many) with sufficient resources of labour and cash as the assorted local leaders were either defeated in battle or amalgamated by marriage castles became more of a nationally important asset. This explains why so many were built on and around the coast and beside rivers – to defend against foreign marauders.
We hope you enjoy the selection of images our artists have on the subject, and of course – you are most welcome to support them by purchasing from the site. We promise you will not be disappointed.
George Davidson https://www.lens2print.co.uk/albumview.asp?albumID=8160
Phillip Thornton https://www.lens2print.co.uk/albumview.asp?albumID=8164
Simon Alun Hark https://www.lens2print.co.uk/albumview.asp?albumID=9173