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How did castles change over time?

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April 17, 2010 2:39PM

1. after castles began being built in England and many parts of Europe, timber and earth were often employed for their construction. unfortunately for the defendants these materials -even though very cheep- proved to be severely weak against a well planned attack involving fire, arrows and some siege weapons.

2. after the 12th century nobles thought to strengthen their castles to be effective against fire. this often involved a complete reconstruct their castles so it is strong from its roots.