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Medieval castles were built from the 11th century CE for rulers to demonstrate their wealth and power to the local populace, to provide a place of defence and safe retreat in the case of attack, defend strategically important sites like river crossings, passages through hills, mountains and frontiers, and as a place of residence. Whether a permanent home for a local lord or a temporary one for a ruler embarking on a tour of their kingdom, castles were converted from wood into stone and became ever more impressive structures with more and more defensive features such as round towers and fortified gates. A good location for a castle was on a natural rise, near a cliff, on the bend of a river, or where older fortifications such as Roman walls could be usefully reused.
Please select a castle to sign up. In the Medieval times, marriage was quite different than today. Women didn't have a choice as to who they would marry and, most of the time, women didn't even know the man before they wed.
I love to travel and explore new places. I hope my articles encourage you to visit them too. Castles were designed as defensive structures. They were built from strong materials like stone and slate so that they could withstand attack.
A castle is a type of fortified structure built during the Middle Ages predominantly by the nobility or royalty and by military orders. Scholars debate the scope of the word castlebut usually consider it to be the private fortified residence of a lord or noble. Usage of the term has varied over time and has been applied to structures as diverse as hill forts and country houses.
Few medieval teenagers enjoyed a formal education as it was rare in the Middle Ages. As a result, not all adolescents went to school, and even those who did were not wholly consumed by learning. Many teens workedand just about all of them played.
According to common law a boy or a girl was considered a child from the time he or she was born until the age of around twelve. At this age the child was considered capable enough to differentiate between right and wrong, thus rendering them responsible for their acts. The Initial months of life for medieval children were tough and only around fifty percent of children would survive during the first year due to a high child mortality rate.