Medieval Castles


Terms related to Medieval Castle life
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Motte and Bailey Type of castle built by the Normans. Made of wood so likely to get burned down
Motte A mound of earth with steep sides and a wooden castle on top
Bailey Flat area below the Motte, surrounded by fence and moat. Housed soldiers and horses
Keep The tower in a stone castle - the Lord's house, usually containing the dungeon, the great hall, and the chapel
Battlements Gaps at the top of the wall surrounding the castle, through which arrows, stones, or boiling liquids could be thrown
Moat Deep ditch around a castle or town for defence, often filled with water
Portcullis A heavy gate in the curtain wall surrounding a castle
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