Fun video from Architectural Digest in which historian Meredith Cohen takes a look at the castle interiors from some of the most beloved animated Disney movies. While many of the details are inspired by real, historical castles, there are also a bunch of inaccurate details that, unsurprisingly, stem from general misconceptions about historical architecture. For example, castles from the Middle Ages are almost always portrayed as dark and stoic (i.e. Sleeping Beauty), with bare walls. Cohen explains that in reality the interior walls of the castles would have been covered in colorful tapestries or paint.
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