S: Don't Touch My Castle
BC: This book was made by Ryan Fritz, Ricky Milker, and Stephen Groh
FC: By Ryan Fritz, Ricky Milker, Stephen Groh | Don't Touch My Castle!
1: This Mixbook is dedicated to Miss Torpey so she doesn't hate us. This book is also dedicated to the great designers of these Medieval castles that give us the gift of studying them today, and also gave us architectural ideas!
2: Dear People of the Future, Hello, I am one of the main designers of the castle that was built in 1266 in England. Hopefully someone got this because we are in great hope that you do. We wish that you explain the greatness of the castle with everyone because of the hard work we put into it and how beautiful and sturdy they are. We wish that you use some of the same architecture that we used ourselves; we want the wealth of this knowledge to be shared throughout the world. Thank you for reading this if it is actually in the hands of humans in generations to come. Sincerely, Harry Mission
3: Castle I designed: Bodiam Castle, East Sussex, England
4: Medieval castle were extremely large. In these castles there was many different styles like how some had moats and draw bridges. Also some were carved into hills and mountains. Inside the castles there was there was a keep, bailey, and also some turrets. Also in these castles they had man made tiles, artsy ceilings, and luxurious furniture. | About the Castle
5: Interior of a castle.
6: Castle Structures and Defensive Strategies | Castles had many helpful strategies to keep invaders away and get them out of the castle if they do get in. The castles had holes in the roof called murder holes. They were also called death holes. People on the roof of the castle poured a variety of items and liquids through the holes such as boiling water, hot oil, and blazing hot sand. This hurt worse than most things that you've ever felt and sometimes could act as distractions so the attackers were focused on escaping doom. The castles also had other little rooms built out of the castle. Soldiers threw rocks and other items from those rooms at the attackers.
8: Castle Materials Fee Stone- 4000 coins Wood- 3500 coins Steel- 2000 coins Tools- 250 coins Metal- 750 coins Land- 8000 coins Workers- 30 coins for each person
10: Strategical Defenses | These Medieval castles were loaded with defenses. One way of defense was rolling boulders down the hills at oncoming defenders. The castles had moats around the perimeter. Moats are fairly deep and dirty bodies of water. They are very wide though. This kept the attackers from walking right up the castle.The castles had a very, very thick base so it was harder for the battering rams to make the castle collapse. The castles also had huge walls around them so that, once again, attackers couldn't just walk right it. The castle walls had jagged tops so archers and other soldiers could shoot down and throw objects. Archers, crossbowmen, knights, and soldiers could scout from the walls and attack the invaders. These things mentioned were the main forms of defense.
12: Some people in defense are archers, knights, crossbowmen, and other types of soldiers. The archers use a bow and arrow and usually shot down from the top of the castle or the battlements. Knights ride on horses with a big sword with lots of armor over 50 pounds. Crossbowmen use a crossbow. It is a good weapon but takes a long time to reload it can take over 10 minutes. The arrow use was short and had a sturdy, carved little iron tip. Some of the crossbowmen and archers shot from inside the castle and through slits in the castle walls. They also shot through arrow loops which were small to medium, carved out holes in the castle walls. These were important because it also covered the soldiers when they needed protection. Other soldiers usually slaves run out from the draw bridge and fight the enemy on the ground level. | Castle Soldiers
14: Battlements- the jagged tops of castle walls. Gatehouse- A tower in the castle walls that hold the entrance to the castle. The gatehouse usually had extra defenses. Siege- the surrounding of a castle by an enemy army to prevent supplies from entering it and anyone inside from leaving it. hoardings- wooden frames built on the outside of the battlements. They provided extra protection to the guards on the top of the walls during sieges. | Vocabulary
15: Trebuchet- a giant catapult that tosses missiles such as rocks, dead animals or even human heads into a castle during attack. It was powered by heavy weights. Moat- a deep ditch around the castle, filled with water or sometimes kept dry.
17: Works Cited Gravett, Christopher, and Geoff Dann. Castle. New York: Dorling Kindersley, 2000. Print. Harris, Nicholas, and Peter Dennis. Castles through Time. New York: PowerKids, 2009. Print. Macdonald, Fiona, and Mark Bergin. A Medieval Castle. New York: Peter Bedrick, 1990. Print. Nimocks, Aaron. Medieval Period - Castles, Weapons, Torture Devices, and History. Web. 09 Nov. 2011.