scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 2,381
BRITISH CASTLES Great Britains castles exemplify artistic characteristics and were essential elements in the lives of kings lords nobles and chieftains The word castle means a building or group of buildings usually intended as a residence of a king lord noble or chieftain There are many different types of castles and the features about them are simply amazing Warfare was also an important issue involving castles They had to have some means of protection The castles reached their fullest development in the medieval period even though fortified building had been around much earlier The castles created a feudal system which gave them their greatest importance The feudal system was divided into three classes the knights and nobles clergy and peasants The knights and nobles job was to defend society the clergy was to pray while the peasants had the duty to till the soil and support other classes Colliers Encyclopedia 532 The origin of has been traced back to the late Roman times when men placed themselves under a man stronger and wealthier than themselves Rowling 31 The knights lived in castles built upon hilltops or in the bend of rivers There they received vessels held meeting and upon occasion defended themselves from rivals There are many different general styles of castles in Britain One of the styles is a motte and bailey which was one of the first types of castles built The castle was made of a motte which was a large man-made mound of earth The top of the mound was surrounded by wooden palisades which were like logs Within those logs was a wooden keep This was used as a lookout tower and a last refuge or keep Farndon 7 The only way to get into the motte was across a sloping bridge placed on high pillars The bailey was next to the motte and wooden palisades also surrounded it A ditch of water protected the bailey The motte
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA