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El Squeako
posted 05-31-2001 04:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for El Squeako   Click Here to Email El Squeako     Edit/Delete Message
This is for a school project and I really need help.If anyone knows the answer put it on the Bullettin board.Please help .Thanks.El Squeako

posted 05-31-2001 04:36 AM           Edit/Delete Message
You only need to post in one forum, we read them all!
Seriously, unless you want to have to go to two different forums to read different replies, rather than have them all in the one place, one post is all that's necessary, it also helps everyone else keep your data together.

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Serion de Burci
posted 06-14-2001 08:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Serion de Burci   Click Here to Email Serion de Burci     Edit/Delete Message
Castles in England (I think that's what you mean!) were first constructed in 1066 to enable the Norman's to hold onto and control the land and people that they had conquered. Earliest structures were of a motte and bailey, type. A raised mound (artificial or natural) about 50 ft. high and 100 ft. in diameter overlooking a rectangular or kidney shaped bailey, sufficed. Later on, they were added to or refortified with stone. From what I have read, castles developed as a way of controlling and subduing and then as we move through the feudal era, they were a walled, protective structure for the inhabitants.

You will definitely want to do some reasearch on feudalism, as the mounted knight and castle sort of all go together, introduced to England by William the Conqueror.

Hope this is helpful.

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