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Why did William build his first castle in wood?


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October 09, 2008 3:34PM

It allows for quick building. It takes a long time to build a stone castle. In those pre-gunpowder days, wood was fairly resistant to most forms of attack. All you needed was a good watchguard and a supply of water in case the eneny tried to burn the place down. Otherwise they had to assault the place with ladders and battering rams.