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Drawbridge: could be pulled up to prevent easy entrance<br />Barbican: a watch-out tower<br />Portcullis: an iron/wooden grating hanging vertically in holes in the gateway/wall, is able to be lowered to secure the entrance<br />Gatehouse: gatekeepers house, helps keep watch<br />Manor/Castle Features<br />Portcullis<br />Drawbridge<br />
Curtain Wall: an outer wall, first line of defense (6-20 feet thick)<br />Castles were built where there was a water source, which makes dousing fires a lot easier<br />Moat: a large trench filled with water (usually) or wooden stakes, surrounding a castle<br />Moats could be up to 30 feet deep<br />Manor/Castle Features<br />Curtain Wall<br />
Main entrance is usually heavily secured and protected<br />Machicolations: platforms on top of a castle wall<br />Battlement: a wall built on the top of the castle with gaps for shooting arrows<br />The higher land the castle is built on, the easier it is to defend<br />Manor/Castle Features<br />
People in War<br />People in the Manor<br /><ul><li>Total: 5,000</li></ul> -1,000 (children)<br />___________<br /> 4,000 (fighters)<br /><ul><li> 1 (lord locked in castle)</li></ul>_________<br /> 3,999 (consists of knights and adult serfs)<br /><ul><li> Serf Children and Knight children on the manor, will be hidden in the barn.
Lord’s children will be with the lord in the castle protected by knights and serfs</li></li></ul><li>Dead animal corpses and large rocks for catapult<br />Gun powder<br />One-once balls for the handguns<br />Cannon balls for the cannons<br />Food and Water for fighters<br />Shelter for knights and serfs<br />Arrows for the crossbow and bow<br />Weapons (listed in previous slides)<br />Bandages for wounds<br />Supplies<br />Gun Powder<br />
Our manor will use a catapult to fling a dead animal corpse (usually a horse) over the manor walls, hoping that we will spread disease to the invaders<br />Our manor has a holy relic that belonged to a saint, and when bringing it into battle, it is supposed to give us power and a spiritual weapon<br />Strategies<br />
Murder Holes: holes that are in the roof of an entrance between two portcullises. defenders of the castle would trap the attackers between the two portcullises in the entrances. Could then pour boiling water or oil through the holes onto the attackers to kill or seriously injure<br />Communication was done with music signals, talking, messengers, and visual signals (flags/banners)<br />Strategies<br />