The primary residents of European castles during the Middle Ages were the lord and lady of the realm. These might be royalty or simply the liege lords of the district where the cas...
Facts on Castles in the Middle Ages
Castles were an important feature of the medieval landscape from the 9th to 16th centuries. Built by the royalty and nobility of Europe and the Near East, they were both defensive structures that could withstand attacks from enemy armies and status...
In the late 20th century, there was a trend to refine the definition of a castle by
including the criterion of feudal ownership, thus tying castles to the medieval ...
An introduction to castles - their purpose, rooms, and defenses - and descriptions
of some of the most famous in the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain and ...
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spring up everywhere in medieval history, they predate the Middle Ages
, and even the Roman period. However, the word 'castle
' is derived from a word connected with th... More »
Castles were primarily built during the wars of the late Middle Ages for the
purpose of protection. Originally, the castle was simply built, but the need for
Kids learn about castles built durint the Middle Ages and Medieval times.
Protection and defense, features and architecture.
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Walls were good, Castles were better. The first castles were made of mud and
wood. But wood burns so around 1100 CE people switched to building castles
A castle served as fortress, a residence for nobility and as a means of preserving
the rigid social hierarchy of the Middle Ages.