The Motte-and-Bailey Castle Design, Crossbow Bolts and the Tower of London, the Forging Process, The Correlation Between Castle Donjons (Keeps) and Dungeons, and the Purpose of the Medieval Round Table

The motte-and-bailey castle design is the most primitive of all castle designs as it consists of just a moat and a walled enclosure. The design was created to give the defending military the higher ground as they could retreat to the enclosure raised above the surrounding topography and shoot arrows at their enemies below. By using wood, these units could be built incredibly quick and were often used during war campaigns. During the Middle Ages, weapons were produced by artisans within the castl...

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