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15 Cards in this Set

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first courtyard inside the outer walls of the castle
outer bailey
inner courtyard protected by 2 walls
inner bailey
surrounded the courtyard of the catle; could be 10 or more feet thick
wall or curtain
strongest and most heavily fortified part of caslte; last line of defense; either round or square; housed the owner and his family; great hall found here
could be raised or lowered

usually over a moat
low walls around top edge of tower or castle wall
stone projections in walls that were like brackets to support parapets
reason parapets were built; holes in parapets used for droopping all kinds of things
important for placement of castles so couldn't tunnel
rocky ledges
foreward gate of castle located before the main gate; offered extra potection since weakest part of castle was the gate
back gate; supposed to be secret; used for attacking and surrounding the enemy outside the castle, as an escape or the coming and going of scouts and spies
postern gate
narrow openings in catle's towers through which archers fired the arrows on the enemy below
main gate to castle; made of heavy wood and reinforced with iron grating; could be raised or lowered
living quarters over main gate; became heavily fortified and very important; sometimes owner chose to live here
holes in ceilinhg just after the front gate
murder holes