Castles For Children'S Homework
A castles was much more than just a fortress. It was a was a home for its lord, his family and his followers. Inside the castle walls there might have been a magnificent hall, comfortable chambers and a beautiful chapel. Larger castles.
A castle is a type of fortified structure built during the Middle Ages predominantly by the nobility or royalty and by military orders. Scholars debate the scope of the word castle, but usually consider it to be the private fortified residence of a lord or noble. This is distinct from a palace, which is not fortified; from a fortress, which was not always a residence for royalty or nobility; from a pleasance which was a walled-in residence for nobility, but not adequately fortified; and from a fortified settlement, which was a public defence – though there are many similarities among these types of construction. Use of the term has varied over time and has been applied to structures as diverse as hill forts and country houses. Over the approximately 900 years that castles were built, they took on a great many forms with many different features, although some, such as curtain walls, arrowslits, and portcullises, were commonplace.
Ramparts Ramparts were steep banks of earth or rubble. Attackers had to climb over them to get closer to the castle. High walls The walls of the castles were very high making it hard for attackers to climb over. Can you see the people in.
A medieval castle had two purposes: it was both a fortification and the home of a lord. The first castles were just earthwork enclosures. Later earth mounds and timber towers were built forming a...