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    Bodam Castle Essay

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    the most spectacular private castle of the decade. Bodiam is the kind of castle that most people imagine when they think what a medieval castle is supposed to look like, with its large stone walls and towers surrounded by moat looking very dramatic and highly defensive. Bodiam to this day remains very intact and is one of the most visually striking medieval England castles. The only time that Bodiam castle was under threat was during the Wars of Roses, when forces of Richard III were sent to siege Bodiam, but the castle is said to have surrendered without any resistance.[1]…

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    and castles that date back to Medieval times scattered all over the beautiful countryside. Most of the castles found in Ireland were built using stone. Many of them date back to the 1100's. The Irish started building castles after the Normans invaded the country. There were castles built all over Ireland's beautiful countryside. Many of them now lie in ruins. There are others that have been restored. Many of the castles are open to the public. The Bunratty Castle was built in the 15th…

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    Medieval Castle Essay

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    Tall stone walls, numerous holes located throughout the property, crumbling bricks, narrow hallways, small stairwells. These are just some of the features of the crumbling medieval castles that still stand today. Yet, only a few hundred years ago, these castles were the homes of the wealthy and a shield for the low-lights in society. The bigger and stronger the castle, the more wealth was shown, and the better protected the people of the village were. A successful medieval European castle would…

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    servants, specialists, and tradesmen that lived in the castle also. They also considered the location of the castle, to make sure it's in a good city but also that it's architecture will help put it in a good position to defend itself. The reason the architecture was so important was because the main objective was making the castle as defensive as possible. There is an obvious connection between medieval castles and cities, for both relied on well-built fortifications to withstand attack and…

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    Herstmonceux Castle is centrally located in the picturesque English county of East Sussex. Although its natural landscape has existed since prehistory, this area was not colored with recorded societal culture until after the land itself morphed from seaside Roman and Anglo-Saxon battlegrounds to the peaceful seat of the first English brickwork castle. Since Herstmonceux Castle’s 1402 completion, the single most important timeframe has proved to be that of the 1630s. Sir Francis Lennard, Lord…

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    advancements that was made is the construction of castles. Castles are fortified buildings that provided protection from different attacks. Throughout the middle ages as oncoming attackers developed new oncoming strategies of attacks, defenders redesigned their defensive structures. The first proper castles were introduced in England by Normans. The first castles were hastily built out of readily available material. As time progressed, castles were built out of stronger more durable materials.…

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    Warwick Castles

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    To state how typical Warwick is in comparison to other castles in the history of castle development it’s really important what castles were, how they looked like etcetera. It’s obvious that because of new inventions, new ways of attacking and progress in technology castles also changed along all of these making them more safe place to live in for royal family or king himself and easier to defend. The first type of castle brought to the England was Motte and Bailey castle which comes from Normand…

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    Castles were constantly being changed. They had to change defences so it could be could be as defensive as possible. It had to be defensive enough to survive a siege which could go on for months. They did not only change defence such as walls and weapons but they also changed what was inside because the first castle only trained knights but they upgraded it so now it has a chapel, living rooms and the king and queen can own a castle. Why did castle designs Change? They had to change the designs…

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    Concept Castles. Well, what do we know about castles? A castle served as a fortress, a residence for the nobility and as a means of preserving the rigid social hierarchy of the Middle Ages. The minor purpose of a castle was to be impressive, and to be an assertion of the King’s power over the area he resides in. However, the main purpose of a castle can be seen through military defense: castles were built to keep out any invading enemies by creating a thick series of walls as an urban edge. The…

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    Castles were used in feudal Japan and medieval Europe as homes for the noble classes and as defensive fortresses. They were both very effective at protecting the inhabitants and stop attacking forces however, there are a few important differences. Japanese castles were not just used for defensive reasons they are also artistic and beautiful through the architecture and surrounding environment while European castles focussed more on defensive capabilities and functionality. In feudal Japan…

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