A castle was a fortress built to protect locations from enemy attack,
and also a home.
The first proper castles were built in England after the Norman Conquest in
1066. Castles were introduced in Britain by William the Conqueror, when he
invaded England from his homeland in France.
One of the most powerful ways for William to take control of his new
kingdom, which included England, Scotland and Wales, was to have castles
built throughout the land. At first, he ordered the construction of very
simple castles, called motte and bailey castles.
See also list of castles
What Is A Castle
List Of Castles