How was it like in a castle in The Middle Ages?
It is good to be the King. It is fun to be the Jester. It is exciting to be a Knight. It is not so wonderful to be a peasant.
Assuming you mean the city of Newcastle upon Tyne, during the early middle ages it was an Anglo Saxon village, eventually taken over by Vikings. After the Norman Invasion, it was pretty much destroyed, and a new castle was built there by Robert Curthose, a son of William the Conqueror. For a while, it was a village around a motte and bailey castle. Then a 25 foot high wall was built around it, so in…
Successfully defending a castle during the Middle Ages depended on whether the castle and its inhabitants could withstand a siege. Understanding Siege warfare was critical during the Middle Ages. The concentric castles of the Middle Ages were designed with this in mind and included defence features such as the Moat, Portcullis, Barbican, Gatehouse, Crenellations and Drawbridge.
Castles were important in the Middle Ages because a castle defended it's country from foreign invaders. A castle was a residence for the lord and his family. It protected all of the people in the land and kept out other enemies too. A castle was a defense tower and could provide homes for soldiers and other travelers.