Motte and Bailey Castles
Why were stone castles built?
Asked in Stone Castles, William the Conqueror
Why did King William I want to build his castles out of stone?
King William the I (William the conqueror) didn't build all his castles out of stone. In fact, most of the castles he built were made out of wood. These wooden castles were called Motte and Bailey castles. The castles that hedid build out of stone were called Stone Keep Castles (Stone Castles). King William built the Stone Keep Castles out of stone because stone is stronger than wood, doesn't rot within a few years and doesn't burn easily.
What was the name of the types of castles William built?
Asked in Stone Castles
In what time period were Stone Keep Castles built?
The period in time when the Stone Keep Castles (Stone Castles) were built was the Middle Ages. This is because the Middle Ages started in the year 476 and finished in 1453. The Stone Keep Castles were built in the 11th century in about the 60s and 70s. They were replacements for some of the Motte and Bailey castles that were built in 1066 just after the Battle of Hastings by King William I (William the conqueror).
Asked in Motte and Bailey Castles
Why were stone keep castles hard to attack?
Stone or square keep castles were first built in Medieval England by William the Conqueror. Stone keep castles were the natural extension of motte and bailey castles. Motte and bailey castles were only temporary features (though many mottes exist to the day) while stone keep castles were built to last
Asked in Castles
What were Norman castles made of?
This depends on what type of castle your referring to. In the Norman times, there were two different types of castles built. There were Motte and Bailey castles and Stone keep castles (Stone castles). The Motte and Bailey castles were made out of wood and the Stone keep castles were made out of stone (obviously).
Asked in The Battle of Hastings
What castles were built after the Battle of Hastings?
Asked in Welsh History, Castles, Stone Castles
When were stone castles built?
Stone or square keep castles were first built in Medieval England by William the Conqueror. Stone keep castles were the natural extension of motte and bailey castles. Motte and bailey castles were only temporary features (though many mottes exist to this day) while stone keep castles were built to last. (this was copyed and pasted off the website below.) Go to www.historylearningsite.co.uk/stone_keep_castles.htm for more information.
Asked in Stone Castles
How old are Stone Keep Castles?
Stone Keep castles (Stone castles) are quite a few centuries old. They were built in the 11th century by King William I (William the conqueror) not long after he took over Britain after the battle of hastings. Stone castles however, weren't the first castles William built in Britain. He first built Motte and Bailey castles. The reasons for this were that they were cheap and easy to build as they were made out of wood. He decided to build Stone castles to replace many of the Motte and Bailey castles for many reasons including these: * Stone castles don't burn * Stone castles don't rot within a few years but will carry on standing for centuries to come * Stone castles were heavier, making them much stronger
Asked in Middle Ages, Castles
What material was use to built castle in the middle ages?
Early castles were built of wood on earthworks or small hills. Later castles were built of stone, sometimes on earthworks or hills, sometimes on islands, or just on level ground, but with a moat. In places where there was not much stone to build with, castles were often built of brick instead of stone.