The “Armchair Film Adventures” series at Coos Bay Public Library continues on Tuesday, January 14th at 2:00 p.m. in the Myrtlewood Meeting Room. “Lost Castles of England”, an installment of A & E’s Ancient Mysteries will be featured. When one thinks of medieval England, one of the first images that comes to mind is that of the castle. The great stone citadel that dominated the landscape with its vast walled battlements, lofty towers, drawbridge and moat. Still, there is a remarkable history of medieval fortifications that has mysteriously all but disappeared. They were the timber castles. Existing throughout much of the Middle Ages, they were for a time the dominant fortification of their period. Rather than small and temporary, timber castles were large and permanent and, dotting the countryside, found nearly everywhere. Lords and ladies had them built, communities lived in them and battles were fought over them. Yet, today, only mounds of earth remain. Everyone is welcome at this program sponsored by The Friends of Coos Bay Public Library. No admission is charged and refreshments will be provided. Coos Bay.

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