Architecture of Cathredals in England. Central Tower in the Norwich Cathedral, Norman Style.

Central Tower

Architecture of Cathredals in England. Central Tower in the Norwich Cathedral, Norman Style.

The old donjon (tower or keep) of the Godesburg surmounts on the hill of the same name sits but a little distance from Bonn. Some say the hill itself was anciently devoted to the worship of Mercury while others maintain that the early structure known to have stood for was an open court of justice, of German tribes.

Godesburg

The old donjon (tower or keep) of the Godesburg surmounts on the hill of the same name sits but a little…

This image depicts the towers of a castle, La Torre del Clavero, in Salamaca, Spain.

La Torre del Clavero

This image depicts the towers of a castle, La Torre del Clavero, in Salamaca, Spain.

Located in Heilbronn, a city in the north of Baden-Wirttemburg, Germany, is the tower of an old fortress , formerly the donjon-keep. The tower received its name from the fact that a celebrated warrior, Goetz von Berlichingen, was confined there for a short time. Goetz von Berlichingen was elected leader of the peasants who revolted in 1526. During one of his battles his left hand was cut off by a grape-shot. He had a skilful armorer to make him a hand of steel which enabled him to continue his warrior life. His iron hand is still preserved in the little town of Jaxthausen, near Berlichingen.

Tower of Goetz

Located in Heilbronn, a city in the north of Baden-Wirttemburg, Germany, is the tower of an old fortress…

"Gules, three towers embattled argent. BATTLEMENTS. Divisions or apertures on the top of castle walls or towers." -Hall, 1862

Towers Embattled

"Gules, three towers embattled argent. BATTLEMENTS. Divisions or apertures on the top of castle walls…