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Medieval Castles. Purpose. Primary purpose was to provide protection of its residence during wars Home to kings or lords and their residents. Features of the Castle. 8 stories high As long as a city block Surrounded by a moat filled with water and sharp objects Drawbridge.

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purpose
Purpose
  • Primary purpose was to provide protection of its residence during wars
  • Home to kings or lords and their residents
features of the castle
Features of the Castle
  • 8 stories high
  • As long as a city block
  • Surrounded by a moat filled with water and sharp objects
  • Drawbridge
features of the castle1
Features of the Castle
  • Bailey – the outerwall
  • Gatehouse
  • Portcullis - heavy wooden gate
  • Keep - safest part

of the castle

  • Donjon (Dungeon)
living conditions
Living Conditions
  • Cold, drafty
  • Few decorations or comfortable furniture
  • Warmth provided by fireplace
  • Few glass windows
living conditions1
Living Conditions
  • Lord and Lady had bedrooms in the keep
  • Servants slept on floors
  • Knights slept on tables
  • Garderobe
  • Bathed in a wooden tub of hot water