It’s easy to romanticize life in a castle. Many of us imagine lavish feasts, grand festivals, medieval games, and all the rest. Although much of that did happen, it certainly wasn’t everything that life in a castle had to offer. It was largely uncomfortable, with sickness and disease a commonplace, and rarely did people get to experience the simple creature comforts that most of us take for granted today. If you’re curious about what life in a castle was really like then check out this list of 18 less-than-glamorous things about living in a medieval castle and be sure to share it with a friend!