Motte and Bailey Castles

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  • Motte and Bailey Castles
    • The Normans built castes to control areas.
    • They were used as the base for attacks. A garrison f troops in the castle could ride out to suppress trouble, and if they came under attack they could return to the castle's defenses.
    • They were placed at strategically important places like river crossings. This made it easier to keep the local population under surveillance.
    • They made the town folks feel inferior to the Normans therefore giving the Normans control.

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