They provided high land so
The land is
all around, so there are no hiding places.
It has a mound and
with supplies nearby.
Good advantages for
As they are high up and new, the castles are
so a spreadable fire is easily caused.
Vulnerable to a
as they would be surrounded with cut off supplies.
and have to pay for damage.
They were a base for local lords to oversee the area
Castles were located along the coast only
Castles only used for defence from enemies
Were created together by Normans and Anglo-Saxons, but were typical of Anglo-Saxons
Castles were located at borders, river crossings and mountain passes
Dominates areas newly under Norman control
Castles were run by only people and soldiers in general
They were a symbol of Norman power
They were already introduced in the country and in Europe
Castles were private and protected the lord and soldiers but also controlled the people
The Castles were very prone to fire and had no defence against them
Castles were proven difficult to contain and defend
The Motte of the castle would be protected with dampened animal skin to prevent fire
Castles were easier to control than burhs
For protection from
such as the Vikings.
easily and intimidate the English.
They were built in places were they could be on hand to
as they were near towns and on high ground.
the location around with the cleared land.
The castles kept an eye on the
as they were built on the
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