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  1. 1. Medieval Castles & Castle Life<br />By Marisa Carrasco<br />
  2. 2. Moat/ditch: used to keep enemies out and was sometimes polluted with human waste products.<br />Drawbridge: bridge used to get across the moat.<br />Curtain: the wall around all the main towers inside.<br />Gatehouse: the doorway in the curtain that was protected by being made out of heavy wood and metal to keep enemies out. <br />Towers: allowed people to look out for enemies. They were also used as a place to keep prisoners.<br />Keep: the highest point of the castle. It’s also the safest and most secure from any attack.<br />Parts of the Castle<br />
  3. 3. Parts of the Castle 2<br />Kitchen/Great Halls: where the food was prepared and then where it was served for the lord and his family.<br />Stables: were used for the livestock such as horses and chickens.<br />Chapel: could be found in one of the towers or the gatehouses. It was used by the lord and his family even though there was a chapel for the public.<br />Houses: were built for some of the workers and servants of the castle.<br />
  4. 4. Castle Life: Hygiene<br />Baths were said not to be taken, but they bathed regularly in wooden bathtubs.<br />When it was warm, baths were taken in the garden. When it was cold, they were taken by a fire in the castle.<br />In some castles there were pipes that carried hot and cold water throughout the castle.<br />
  5. 5. Plumbing<br />Clean water was placed in a bowl called the latrine which was their form of a toilet.<br />There was no such thing as indoor plumbing so pipes throughout the castle brought fresh water to each level.<br />For warm water, it was boiled over a fire before being used.<br />Most of the waste from the latrines were filtered out into the moat of the castle.<br />
  6. 6. The Kitchen<br />The kitchen was one of the most important rooms in the house.<br />Not only was it used for cooking food but it was used to heat water for bathing and washing clothes.<br />The kitchen required plenty of staff because it was in use almost every hour of every day.<br />
  7. 7. Dungeons<br />The prison (dungeon) was located near or in the main gatehouse to keep enemies form having easy access to free prisoners.<br />To make the stay for prisoners uncomfortable, they would build the dungeons in dark cold places.<br />
  8. 8. Weather in the Castle<br />During winter the castle was extremely cold and damp.<br />Even during the summer the castle was damp, but it was hot and humid.<br />The castles walls tended to keep in the moisture of the air from outside.<br />
  9. 9. People of the Castle<br />The main people are the kings, queens, princes, and princesses. <br />Workers such as knights, cooks, black- smiths, watchmen, messengers, scribes, and nurses were very important to the castle.<br /> <br />
  10. 10. Parties<br />Parties were a normal thing for royal families.<br />Most of the main events were held in the dining hall.<br />Cooks, servants, and jesters were a must for the party to be successful.<br />
  11. 11. Works Cited<br />Blackwood, Gary L. Life in a Medieval Castle. San Diego, California: Lucent Books, Inc, 2000. <br />“Castle Learning Center: Parts of a Castle” 3 Dec. 2009.<br />Gies, Frances and Joseph. “Life in Medieval Castle”. <br /> 1974.Harper and Row, New York. 5 Dec. 2009.<br /><br />Hull, Lise.”Castle Learning Center: Castle Dungeons”. 1999-2008. 2 Dec. 2009.<br />
  12. 12. Works Cited<br />Hull, Lise. “Castle Learning Center: Life in a Medieval Castle”.1997-2008.2 Dec. 2009.<br />Hull, Lise. ”Castle Learning Center: Castle Dungeons”. 1999-2008. 2 Dec. 2009.<br />
  13. 13. Works Cited<br />Hull, Marvin.” Castle Learning Center: Bathing and Washing During Medieval Times”.2001-2008.2 Dec. 2009.<br />8 Dec. 2009.*2HWfLP*Z9-SMgebb8ZX7tjC9G97j70FXA3rIm0_/ArtistsSeasons1.jpg<br />8 Dec. 2009.<br />
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