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  1. 1. Medieval Castles, Medieval Life, and Alchemy By: Jessica Crutchfield And Madeline Geary P.6
  2. 2. Castles <ul><li>There was a moat- mainly for their wastes but could be used as defense. </li></ul><ul><li>There was a hall on the ground floor. </li></ul><ul><li>They had a kitchen where the main fireplace was. </li></ul><ul><li>And there was a chapel. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Castle Life in General <ul><li>Castle life was mainly uncomfortable. </li></ul><ul><li>It was also gloomy. </li></ul><ul><li>However luckily it was safe. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Castle Life in General <ul><li>There was no central heating. </li></ul><ul><li>However, even during warm months the castle would stay cool. </li></ul><ul><li>When they did take baths they were taken in a wooden tub. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Wealthy People <ul><li>Even the wealthy found hard times ahead of them. </li></ul><ul><li>However, they did have it a lot better for they had: </li></ul><ul><li>1.) Servants </li></ul><ul><li>2.) Warm beds and blankets </li></ul>
  6. 6. Wealthy People cont. <ul><li>3.) Tapestries hanging on the wall to block the wind </li></ul><ul><li>The servants were always up before the wealthy making the meals and cleaning their house. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Women and Children <ul><li>A lot of the time the men would become wealthy from the women’s dowry. </li></ul><ul><li>The lady was expected to dress elegantly. </li></ul><ul><li>They also have servants to help them dress. </li></ul><ul><li>The children of the rich were mostly taken care of by the servants. </li></ul><ul><li>They were also placed in school. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Time of War <ul><li>Since the Castles were made of stone and they were tall; they were almost indestructible. </li></ul><ul><li>The moat was also a good defense in war time. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Alchemy <ul><li>Very early form of chemistry. </li></ul><ul><li>The origin of Alchemy is still unknown today. </li></ul><ul><li>The original goal of Alchemy was the transmuting of elements (changing one element into another). </li></ul>
  10. 10. Alchemy Around the World <ul><li>It was an ancient practice that existed as a purpose of medicine and immortality. </li></ul><ul><li>For example: the Philosopher’s Stone was thought to have been made by ‘Alchemists’ and it was expected to keep oneself immortal. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Alchemy Around the World pt 2 <ul><li>Essentially such ideas of immortality or practices of medicine branched out around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Such places were: China, Arabia, Greece, Egypt, and Persia. </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Practices <ul><li>The Chinese and Arabians had similar practices in that they both used elixirs that were supposed to prevent death, but instead killed the drinker. </li></ul><ul><li>They also studied ancient texts that were supposed to be instructions to make gold. </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Practices Pt 2 <ul><li>The Greeks and Egyptians also emphasized their interest by searching for a ‘magical’ ingredient, powder, which they called Xerion. </li></ul><ul><li>Later on, a scientist by the name of Isaac Newton took alchemy to a new level, calling it Chemistry. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Alchemy to Chemistry <ul><li>Newton conducted alchemical experiments, which laid the foundation for the study of chemistry. </li></ul><ul><li>Not only did this systematize and classify knowledge of elements and chemicals, it also led way towards a number of new discoveries. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Origins <ul><li>Other than alchemic studies being around the Middle East and Europe, it also exists today in the modern world in laboratories nationwide. </li></ul><ul><li>And although it’s origin is still unknown it has been around since Fourth Century B.C.E. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Alchemy’s Importance <ul><li>Alchemy teaches us modern chemistry and other types of science. </li></ul><ul><li>Through the metallurgical arts, science of metals, an essential correspondence between elements and elixirs has proven that Alchemy in its newer form, chemistry, can help us with further discoveries. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Cited Page <ul><li>Answers com, 2009. Web. 4 Dec. 2009. <http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_was_castle_life_like_during_medieval_times>. </li></ul><ul><li>Hull, Lise. Castles of Britian com, 1995. Web. 4 Dec. 2009. <http://www.castles-of-britain.com/index.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>Gies, Joseph, and Frances Gies. castle wales com, 1974. Web. 4 Dec. 2009. <http://www.castlewales.com/life.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>Blackwood, Gary L. Life in a Medieval Castle . San Diego: Lucent Books, 2000. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Hatzigeorgiou, Karen J. Karen's Whimsy Life in a Medieval Castle . com, 2009. Web. 7 Dec. 2009. <http://karenswhimsy.com/>. </li></ul><ul><li>Newton, David E. “Alchemy.” Gale Encyclopedia of Science. Ed. K. Lee Lerner and Brenda Wilmoth Lerner. 4 th ed. Detroit: Gale Group,2008. Student Resources Center Gold. Gale. Colony High school. 7 Dec. 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>http://find.galegroup.com/srcx/infomark.do?&contentSet=GSRC&type=retrieve&tabID=T001&prodId=SRC-1&docId=EJ2644040057&source=gale&srcprod=SRCG&userGroupName=onta38245&version=1. </li></ul><ul><li>Graham. The Priory School Science sch.uk, 2009. Web. 7 Dec. 2009. <http://www.priorycofe.surrey.sch.uk/information.htm>. </li></ul>

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