Weird History

did you know? – Medieval castle stairs were often built to ascend…

Medieval castle stairs were often built to ascend in narrow, clockwise spirals so right-handed castle defenders could use their swords more easily. This design put those on the way up at a disadvantage (unless they were left-handed). 

The steps were also uneven to give defenders the advantage of anticipating each step’s size while attackers tripped over them.

(Source, Source 2)

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