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S: By: Alexis Milander

BC: Works Cited Clements, Gillian. The Truth About Castles. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda, 1990. Print. Cole, Joanna. Ms. Frizzle's Adventures: Medieval Castle. New York: Scholastic, 2003. Print. Roth, Leland M. "Castles." Http://www.worldbookonline.com. World Book Inc., 2011. Web. 9 Nov. 2011. . Sheehan, Sean. Castles. North Mankato: Smart Apple Media, 2005. Print.

FC: Protect the Princess! By: Alexis Milander

1: Protect the Princess! | Castle Life and Design of the Middle Ages | By: Alexis Milander

2: What Are Castles? | Castles were a symbol of power. They were also built for protection. | A castle was also considered the kings family home even though he traveled a lot. Workers also lived in the castle.

4: Who lives in the castle? | Many people made up a castle. About people lived there! People who lived there included workers, and the royalty. The most important people who lived there were the knights, lords, constable, and the royalty themselves.

5: History of Castles | Castles were first built in the 9th and 10th centuries. They were built on either rocky ledges or on high hills. They were built out of stone, because stone made it hard to attack the castle. Castles were built as protection, and were a symbol of power.

7: Some of the many workers included the squire, merchant, treasurer, Bishop, and Arch-Bishop. They worked all day. Although they lived in the castle, they didn't have a luxury life or room. They usually slept on hay. Unlike the rich, they ate bran bread instead of white bread for meals. | Working in a castle | Briefcase

8: Bishops and Arch Bishops | Bishops and Arch-Bishops had different jobs, but were both almost the same and were both very important. An Arch Bishop had a little bit of a higher ranking, but there really wasn't a difference between the two jobs. An Arch- Bishops job was to over see important or large areas of land called archdiocese. An Arch-Bishop also had to over see several other bishops. A Bishops job was to over see land called Diocese. Archdiocese and Diocese were large and important areas of churches. Thats what the Arch-Bishops and the Bishops jobs were.

9: Diagram of a Castle | A castle consisted of an Inner Ward, Outer Curtain, Inner Curtain, Drum Tower, Tower, Moat, Inner Gate, and Outer Gate.

10: Knighthood | Squires were junior knights. They learned how to use weapons, the code of chivalry and much more.They were also noble boys who went through many stages of training to become a knight. At age 7 the boy was sent away to live at a castle with a lord. He was a page, or servant for about 7 years. His next stage of training led him to becoming a squire. He then became a knight at age twenty if he was loyal enough.

11: Messenger | Messengers had a dangerous job. They had to deliver letters, notes, and receipts. Their job was dangerous because if the person that received the letter did not like the message in the letter, then they usually punished the messenger. The quote "Don't Shoot the messenger", comes from the medieval ages. | Mail For:___________ From:__________

12: Merchants | Merchants played a very big part in castle life. The sold everyday goods and necessities to people who lived there. They sold everything from food to clothing. They also were a huge part of the trading system. They traded all throughout Europe and usually traded goods such as wool, salt, vinegar, and spices.

13: Treasures were the castles officers of the medieval courts. They were one of the castles most important workers because they handled financial business and the medieval court. | Treasurers

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