So, they’re building a 13 th cent. French chateau using 13 th cent. French techniques. And then there’s this:
“Every element has to be referenced back to the 13th century. We ask ourselves, Guilbert de Guédelon is a low-ranking nobleman with limited resources so what are his options? Will he be able to afford a drawbridge that will take 57 felled trees and 66 iron nails? No,” Preston says.
I wonder which would have cost the more in those days, the 57 trees or the 66 iron nails?
I think I’d go for the nails but anyone actually know?