• Castles And Fortification
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By Crusader1307

A fortified outpost or gateway that could provide outer defense to a City or castle. It could also be any fortified Tower (built over a gate or bridge), to be used for defensive purposes. Usually built outside the main line of defenses, they could be connected via perimeter walls. By the 15th Century, with improvements in siege warfare, Barbicans ceased to be built.