FC: Which Castle am I? | Arish N.
1: My name is Duke Henry, and I build castles in Medieval Times. I am the best builder of all time. I have decided to show you some of my talents and tips in this book.
2: I build three types of architecture in medieval times. These made the castles more sturdy. | 1. Norman | 2. Edwardian | 3. Gothic
3: The Norman Style of Architecture | I have to make the castles with hallow walls. | ghdasdsdfsdfhjsddf | I used wood first but since they were flammable, I changed it to stone. | I only make one defensive wall. | I replaced my square towers with round ones. | I was told to make the castle for protection and not for comfort.
4: The Edwardian Style of Architecture | The Edwardian style of architecture was the hardest to make. I have to make an entire town inside a castle. I call it a concretic castle. | I have to make more defensive features including murder holes, crenelations, barbarians, and arrow loops. | Crenelations are cover for archers.
5: The Gothic Style of Architecture | I have to cut the stone with greater precision. | I make pointed arches because they can support more weight. | My arches make the castle light and airy. | I have to put decorative designs and sculptors in the castle. | I have to make solid walls and pillars. I also added more towers.
6: The Castle Gates | My castle gates were the weakest point of the castle. | I had to strengthen them with flanking towers, turning or removable bridges, doors, and a wooden fence.
7: Castle Architecture | The location of the castle determined my architecture and layout. | The design of my walls could force attackers into areas where they could be massacred. | My architecture protected drawbridges, spiral staircases, killing grounds, etc.
9: Early Castles | My father's castles relied on the landscape around him, a wooden fence, and a moat for protection. | My father made the windows little slits in the walls. | All of the castles we have made have high walls.
10: Bibliography | “Architecture and Medieval Castle Design.” Medieval-castle.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Apr. 2011.