The BBC reports that that a crowd-funding project has successfully raised money to purchase a thirteenth-century French castle.
“Thousands of internet users have joined forces to save Mothe-Chandeniers chateau in France. By contributing at least €51 (£45; $61) each, they managed to raise €500,000 needed to buy the ruined 13th Century castle. Each participant is now a co-owner of Mothe-Chandeniers, which the online community plans to restore.”
Medieval and early modern French historians (and especially historians of noble culture, castle design, and military architecture) will be interested in this crowd-funding project to save a medieval French castle.
The BBC reports on the crowd-funding efforts.