Motte and Bailey Castle PowerPoint


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Lesson Objective:

  • To learn why William the Conqueror built castles in England.
  • To understand how a Motte and Bailey castle was built.
  • To learn about the defences of the castle.

Lesson Snapshot:

  • English people had never seen a castle. The Normans forced them to build over a hundred castles in Britain.
  • The first castles built were Motte and Bailey castles. They were made out of wood and took one week to build.
  • They had to be large and frightening to stop people attacking them. Castles they controlled the entire surrounding area. This meant that they were well defended by soldiers.

Powerpoint Lesson Plan:

  • Aimed at Students studying across UK Year 7,8 & 9 or equivalent
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  • Complete lesson plan on the introduction to castles in Britain built by the Normans.