Castles from 1066-1500 : the battle hastings

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After 1066, the battle of Hastings in which William the conquerer won, he decided to start a massive castle building programme. The Normans were considered to be ‘master’ castle builder. The castles were a sign of Norman might and acted as a deterant to any English uprising. To quickly build fortified areas he used motte and bailey castles.

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Attle of HastingsCastles from 1066-1500After 1066, the battle of Hastings in which William the conquerer won, he decided to start a massive castle building programme. The Normans were considered to be master castle builder. The castles were a sign of Norman might and acted as a deterant to any English uprising. To quickly build fortified areas he used motte and bailey castles.These were quick to build and provided safety for the soldiers that lived inside. They were made of wood and elevated onto a motte to give a height advantage over the surrounding area. The problem with this

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