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  • In the Medieval Ages, castles were a very prominent aspect of the time. Kings, queens, lords, vassals and knights accompany the castle and the time period.
  • Often times castles were guarded by moats, walls, and guards. Typically there were two walls, an outter and an inner wall. The guards would shoot arrows through slits called arrow loops to protect the castle.
  • Moats were used as protection for castles. Typically they were man made and abut 15 feet deep. Moats made it easier to keep attackers at bay.
  • My enemies will never be able to reach my castle now!
  • The bailey is also known as the ward. It is a courtyard within the walls. The outer bailey contained the workshop, livestock stalls, and storage areas. It also protected the inner bailey which contained the Great Hall, tower house, and keep
  • Towers are another important part of the Medieval Era. They provided a view of the countryside and aided in preparing for oncoming attackers.
  • Prepare your bows! Get to your stations! Prepare the murder holes!
  • Murder holes are holes in the ceiling of the gatehouse, barbicans, or passage ways. Guards would poke weapons, stones, boiling water, hot oil, and hot sand on attackers.
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