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Learning Outcomes • To Investigate medieval castles and discover key facts about the Motte and Bailey castle. • LSQ • 1 - Who invaded England in 1066? • 2 – Who would have lived in the castle? • 3 – Why did knights inherit land? • 4 – What was the purpose of castles? • 5 – Why were they built on a hill?
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Key Words Keep Bailey Bridge Siege Gateway Catapult Moat Battering Ram
On The Attack • What is this construction? • What might it be used for? • What is it made from? • Do you think it is effective or not?
King Of The Castle Task • Imagine you are the King of a Motte & Bailey Castle. • You see a ‘Siege Tower’ approaching your Castle. • Write instructions to your soldiers on how to defend against the siege tower.
Siege Tower • Also known as ‘The Belfry’. It was used to protect attackers while they approached the walls of a Castle. • It was mostly made of wood and driven along on wheels. • It allowed soldiers to enter the Castle without scaling walls and allowed archers fire arrows down onto the Castle below.
Did it Work? Activity Advantages Disadvantages • Do you think the ‘Siege 1. Tower’ was a good 2. method for attack or not. 1. 3. • Write 3 advantages and 4. 3 disadvantages. 5. 4. 6. 2. 5.
Murder Hole • What was a ‘Murder Hole’? • Where was it located? • What was it used for? • Was it effective?
Stone Castles • In times of peace, many Kingdoms began to build stone castles. • These took a number of years to build and were usually located on a cliff edge. • These began to replace all wooden castles such as the Motte & Bailey.