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  • Knights Of Medieval England
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    MEDIEVAL TACTICS Medieval tactics were essential for an attack or siege of a castle. Many tactics and strategies helped develop much-improved version of an attacking artifact, like weapons and singing machinery. The knights of Medieval England which were the cavalry, improved as the years went by, but never actually had any tactics or strategies. The usual knight would just go out there and fight. The knights were the counter offensive against a small siege, but they were ineffective against a l...
  • Inner Wall Of The Castle
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    Castles were very important during the Middle Ages. From castles, one can learn much about the daily life of those that worked and lived in one and the advantages of having a castle during a time of war. A castle was built nearby the best natural defense, usually next to a river or any water formation, for an easy escape route in case the castle was destroyed and the people had nowhere else to go. In order to build a castle back in the Middle Ages, many workers were needed for the job. It was ha...
  • Shelter Of A Castles Walls
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    Castles Seen By The Light Of A Thousand Candles By Katie Burke "Feudal society was defined by the castle, and was reflected in its development from a wooden defense structure to a stone architectural complex, with room for many houses within its walls". Castles emerged as part of Europe's feudalization, perhaps as early as the 9th century. Frequently situated at key locations, castles were strongholds that provided bases from which squadrons of knights could ride out to attack an enemy but were ...
  • Castle Walls
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    Castles In The Middle Ages In 1494 the armies of the French king, Charles V, invaded Italy to capture the kingdom of Naples. They swept through the country and bombarded and destroyed many castles. This invasion signaled the end of the castle as a stronghold of defense. For centuries it had been the dominant protection in Western Europe for the defense of kings, nobility, and townspeople. Ancient cities were often walled to keep out invaders, and within the walls there was usually a citadel, a s...
  • Castle Walls
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    Castles In medieval times, castles served as the home and fortress of a monarch or noble. The earliest castles were built from earth and wood. By the 12th century, most castles were built from stone. The stones came from local mines or quarries if possible, but sometimes they had to be carried long distances by water or on ox wagons. The roofs of castles were covered with slates, clay tiles, or wooden shingles. Castles were built on steep hill sides or at the top of rocky cliffs. This was for pr...
  • Upper Floors Of The Castle The Walls
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    Medieval Castles and their Interior Maura Kennedy British Lit. Period 212-10-01 Although it is thought that medieval times were barbaric they too enjoyed many comforts we still do today. There is much more to the castle then its's ize or the stone arches inside which are still used in many homes today. Castles today are still flocked to by millions of people every year. Sometimes you even see copies of castles right here in the U.S. A but they are not quite the same. Although they were originall...
  • Motte And Bailey Castles
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    Castles remind us of a time that was full of adventure and romance. Castles remind us of a time in history in which there was a lack of government and order. Although there was not mass confusion and anarchy, there was less order. Castles were the basis of feudalism. Castles can be seen as a manifestation of feudal society. Feudalism started with the rise of castles and ended with their end. The castle set the tone as the only homestead that nobility would live in during this time. Castles were ...
  • Their Siege Weapons Against The Castles Walls
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    CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION Towering high above the landscape, European castles still look commanding. Imagine how powerful a castle looked 600 years ago when it was brand new. A castle was built to impress. It was the home of a powerful warlord. From its safety he ruled the surrounding land. Castles building began in the 10th Century. The first castles that were built replaced wooden forts. Castles evolved and became stronger as methods of warfare changed. In the next few paragraphs I will be talkin...
  • Stones At The Castle Wall
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    BRITISH CASTLES Great Britain's castles exemplify artistic characteristics and were essential elements in the lives of kings, lords, nobles, and chieftains. The word castle means a building or group of buildings usually intended as a residence of a king, lord, noble, or chieftain. There are many different types of castles, and the features about them are simply amazing. Warfare was also an important issue involving castles. They had to have some means of protection. The castles reached their ful...
  • Similarity Between Castles And Modern Homes
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    Is the architectural design of modern homes slowly changing back to the architectural design of castles in the Middle Ages? If design of homes is changing back to design of castles is it a reflection on our society that castles of the Middle Ages were built primarily for defense. Does this mean that as a society we are tying to pull away from each other? There are many similar characteristics and features between modern homes and castles that are incorporated into the design specifically for def...
  • Use In The Invasion Of A Castle
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    Medieval Warfare and Weaponry In the Middle Ages, the nobility of many cultures had large fortifications built to house a small town as well as themselves. These fortification were called castles, and they were so well defended that some historians have called it "the most formidable weapon of medieval warfare" (Hull 1). As one can imagine, conquering such a colossal structure cost much money, even more time, and many lives. There were three main ways to infiltrate a castle; each no more common ...
  • Medieval Castles
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    Medieval Castles Medieval Castles were huge protection camps made to protect the king. They had every kind of defense known to medieval man. From murder holes, to arrow-loops, a castle had it. Medieval castles were usually built on a high rocky cliff located by water. Castle locations were very hard to find and sometimes months were spent looking for one. A moat was built around the castle and was usually filled with sewage and bathroom "goodies". All these things played an important part in kee...
  • Motte And Bailey Castles
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    The castle, a strong stone structure, which invokes images of kings and knights, dragons and princesses, is such an integral part of medieval history. One cannot think history without thinking about the towering structures of stone that dominated the green landscapes of the past. These stone monoliths served many purposes: buildings of government, defense, symbols of power, and homes. Just as it has varied purposes, the castles diverse and interesting history, from tiny wooden structures to the ...
  • Outer Wall Of The Castle
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    In Europe, when traveling around, one will see large stone structures which are strongly fortified, known as castles. The Castle was a medieval European stronghold which started to develop around the 9th century in England and the 10th century in France. Castles were a great defense mechanism and the home to the ruler of the territory it occupied. Castles started off rudimentary. It was usually a structure just built on a hill surrounded by a ditch called a moat. The outer wall of the castle was...
  • Typical Motte And Bailey Castle
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    Pleshey Castle Describe the Castle as it was in 1400 A.D. Today, there are very few remains of the once great Pleshey castle. However, the shape and basic outline of the castle can be worked out. A tall mound situated to one corner is obviously the motte, there are very little remains of the keep. This is surrounded by a large ditch which you can cross using the large brick bridge. There is a large open area which is the site of the bailey. This, in turn, has a large bank surrounding it, and qui...

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