Soncino Castle


Mark Cartwright
published on 31 May 2018
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Soncino Castle, Lombardy, Italy. First built in the 10th century CE and then rebuilt in the 13th century CE. Here can be clearly seen the massive angled additional base to the walls known as a talus which increased the difficulty in climbing and dismantling them by attackers.

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2018, May 31). Soncino Castle. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Cartwright, Mark. "Soncino Castle." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 31, 2018.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Soncino Castle." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 31 May 2018. Web. 20 Oct 2021.