Medieval Castles

RonPaulCurriculum English Week 9

One of the most famous castles is the Tower of London. the Tower protected the Normans from the rulers of England.

The Normans had trouble maintaining control, so they built many castles. These castles served as a large fortified homes for the nobles, and were large enough to provide protection for the peasants surrounding the castle.

The first castles were made from wood and earth, then they added stone for strength. Norman castles were normally built in Motte-and-Bailey style.

Motte Castle

 

Castle of Windsor

Gate House

 

 

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