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Medieval Castles

Medieval Castles

Medieval Castles were huge protection camps made to

protect the king. They had every kind of defense known to

medieval man. From murder holes, to arrow-loops, a castle had it.

Medieval castles were usually built on a high rocky cliff

located by water. Castle locations were very hard to find and

sometimes months were spent looking for one. A moat was built

around the castle and was usually filled with sewage and bathroom

'goodies.' All these things played an important part in keeping

the castle strong and ready to fight.

A couple other defenses the castle had were murder holes;

soldiers would dump many things on the sieging warriors. Another

tactic was the arrow-loops; a small slender cut in the castle wall

that arrows could be shot out from but not in to. See Diagram.

Castles also had huge 20-foot walls to be protected from.

Only two-ways in or out from the wall were present. One in the

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