is the part of a
the lord lives.
What are the
o where the nobles lived.
o defensive fortresses
where the people could
take refuge if attacked.
o usually built in the
center of the fief, on
On top of the thick castle walls there was a
walkway. Battlements protected the walkways,
like a shield, so that soldiers could move around
the fortress during battle. Some battlements
had arrowslits or gaps where arrows could be
fired. Plans for battle were developed and
directed from the defensive tower.
A deep moat surrounds the castle walls to provide extra protection. You
could only enter the castle if the drawbridge was lowered and the
portcullis was raised.
The keep was the large tower where the
lord and his family lived. On one floor of
the keep was the great hall. All the most
important events took place there; it was
where the lord celebrated banquets,
where his vassals came to pay their taxes,
and where he made legal decisions.
On your castle
diagram label the
o defensive tower
o the keep
Do activities 1 & 2 on