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    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

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    Castles

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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 protection

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    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 behemoth

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    Thornbury Castle

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    Thornbury Castle The first part of the assignment concerns the characteristics of Thornbury Castle, and in particular its defensive and palace like features. Having visited the site, in my opinion Thornbury Castle displays both defensive and luxurious, palace like features. The Castle has the beginning of a ditch which could be argued as being a moat. Crennelations, machicolations, gun/arrow loops and portcullis grooves are all strong defensive features included in the building of Thornbury

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    Portchester Castle

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    Portchester Castle Portchster Castle is a concentric castle, dating from Roman times situated at the top of Portsmouth harbour. It has a 9-acre site and was built from flint and stone. The castle had bastions and a tidal moat, at the centre of the castle would have been accommodation. Portchester Castle was originally built by the Romans to protect the South coast of England from invasion by the Saxons. Portchester was one of a series of forts built around the country and was typical of

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    Castles in England

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    Castles in England Bodiam Castle is situated beside the River Rother in East Sussex. Sir Edward Dalyngrigge, a Sussex knight, founded it in the late 14th century. It was originally designed as a coastal defence, as invasion from France was a threat at this time. A manor house was actually fortified on the same site as Bodiam castle, symbolising a transition from a traditional medieval castle to a comfortable manor home, which was strengthened in the event of attack in this case. The site

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    Exploration of Castles

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    Exploration of Castles A.D 450 saw the creation of castles. Romans were "replaced" by Anglo Saxon foes, and these did leave behind a system of castles however these were for Motte and Bailey castles built in the reign of Edward the confessor. The Norman invasion of 1066 was one of the causes for castles to become an important part of defence. After king Harold's defeat by William the conqueror, William was concerned about how he would control the country with only a limited number of

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    the medieval castle

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    the medieval castle What is a castle? A castle is a properly fortified military residence. Why were castles built? Initially, they were designed and built to hold down conquered territory. They also served to intimidate and strike fear into the local peoples, were places of refuge, and places for the lords to live. They were also impressive symbols of the power and wealth of their owners. How castles came to exist in Europe? Castles were brought

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    Kenilworth Castle

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    look, Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire, England, seems more like an abandoned ruin than an information-packed historical museum. Guests mill around the ruins, feel the stones, peer out between small tower windows, and stroll across the green hill into the gardens. There are not very many guides leading tours, at least during the winter, and those “telephone-like” self-guided tours squawking in visitors’ ears at so many public museums are nonexistent. Instead, Kenilworth Castle is allowed to steep

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    History of Castles

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    History of Castles Between 1217 and 1231 Rochester castle and the town defence were up graded this because new weapons were being made that were very powerful and could smash though the strongest medieval castle walls. Then between 1237 and 1248 the castles comfort were improved this was because it this time castle were becoming more residential so therefore it needed to be comfortable to live in. In the twenty years after 1217 £680 was spend on the castle £530 of this money was spent

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