Motte castle

The earliest castles were made by England's first knights, the Normans, in motte and bailey style.

This simple method used earth and wood to build the castle quickly in a few weeks.

Generally, mottes were crowned with a wooden tower which was basically a look-out and an elevated fighting point. Often times, the tower provided accommodation for the lord of the castle. Later, some of these wooden towers were replaced by stone keeps.



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