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  • Essay On Medieval Castles

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    Castles were built as symbols of security, wealth, power and control. But, castles weren’t only for defense against the foreign invaders; they were also served as a basic tool in preserving the king’s and noble’s power over the land. This essay will be proving the hypothesis that medieval castles changed dramatically over 400-500 years due to the development of weapons used to destroy or capture them. Firstly, it will talk about the Motte and Bailey castle, outlining a range of problems within it

  • Exploration of Castles Essay

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    Exploration of Castles A.D 450 saw the creation of castles. Romans were "replaced" by Anglo Saxon foes, and these did leave behind a system of castles however these were for Motte and Bailey castles built in the reign of Edward the confessor. The Norman invasion of 1066 was one of the causes for castles to become an important part of defence. After king Harold's defeat by William the conqueror, William was concerned about how he would control the country with only

  • Thornbury Castle Essay

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    Thornbury Castle The first part of the assignment concerns the characteristics of Thornbury Castle, and in particular its defensive and palace like features. Having visited the site, in my opinion Thornbury Castle displays both defensive and luxurious, palace like features. The Castle has the beginning of a ditch which could be argued as being a moat. Crennelations, machicolations, gun/arrow loops and portcullis grooves are all strong defensive features included

  • the medieval castle Essay

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    the medieval castle What is a castle? A castle is a properly fortified military residence. Why were castles built? Initially, they were designed and built to hold down conquered territory. They also served to intimidate and strike fear into the local peoples, were places of refuge, and places for the lords to live. They were also impressive symbols of the power and wealth of their owners. How castles came to exist in Europe? Castles were brought

  • The castle review Essay

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    The Castle The Castle, directed by Rob Sitch, is an Australian comedy, which delves into the lives of a stereotypical Australian family, the Kerrigans. The film touchs on issues close to home in a humourous way. The audience is introduced to the classic Aussie family, narrated in the viewpoint of the youngest of the Kerrigans, Dale. The setting is a lower class Melbourne suburb, adjacent to an airport. The head of the Kerrigan household, Darryl Kerrigan (Michael Caton), is simple, but a man

  • Slingsby Castle In Ethiopia

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    The castle was a Jacobean Manor House built for Sir Charles Cavendish c.1630. Apparently, the house has never been a family home as Sir Charles fled to the continent in 1644, having chosen the ‘wrong’ side in the Civil War. Slighting of the castle followed to prevent its use as a stronghold. Consequently, the building became derelict and it now requires urgent consolidation

  • The Mission And Culture Of The Castle

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    a) How can the concepts in this chapter be applied and implemented in an organization? As we have learned, the castle is an organization that bases its mission and culture on service. The castle’s primary purpose is to serve the town and guarantee protection, and welfare to its people. Moreover, the entire hierarchical structure of the castle revolves around the ideals of serving those above me, while promoting the wellbeing of the people. For instance, the servants serve the knights and higher

  • The Medieval Castles Of The Middle Ages

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    illiteracy. Although, there was much intelligence that was sparked around this time (Castles of the Middle Ages). The first castle was introduced in 1066. This gigantic beauty was named the Motte and Bailey and was constructed in England (Motte and Bailey Castles). Castle designs soon spread throughout Europe. This was a way to defend royalty and ended up being a big advantage when used against their enemies (Middle Ages). Castles played a very significant role in this day in age when it came to their economic

  • Medieval Castle Research Paper

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    Castles were one of the greatest buildings ever created even to this day. These huge magnificent creations have been around for centuries and are all around the world. Castles were made out of many different materials in different places had very good protection systems and had many different parts like a modern home. As well it had some castles that were so great that they are famous to this day. Castles probably will and will forever be one of Earth's greatest features. Different climates and

  • The Functions of a Medieval Castle Essay

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    The building of a castle was a monumental task; it required many laborers and took many years to complete. When a lord had decided to build a castle, he would hire a Master Builder to design and build the castle. He would choose a design for the castle. The castle was meant to be the fortress of the lord so it had to be strong. Castles had many different types of defense to protect the Lord and his family. The many types of defense that castles had meant that those attacking had to develop ever more

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