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medival castles and knights
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"The secrets of Medieval Castles." The secrets of Medieval Castles. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Nov. 2012. <http://medivialstormthecastle.com
"World Book Online Reference Center World Book.N.p.,n.d.Web.28 Nov.2012<http://www.worldbookonline.com/advanced/article?id=ar040540>.
Life in a Medieval Castle." Life in a Medieval Castle. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Nov. 2012. <http://www.castlewales.com/life.html>. What Types of Castle Protection
was Used? Fun Facts!!!!! Castles were built on top of hills to spot danger quickly
Most Medieval castles had drawbridges that could be lowered and lifted up so they could easily stop danger.
The main gate was opened to a death trap which would instantly kill danger.
Secret passages and chambers were inside the castles so people inside the castles could quickly hide and escape.
The stairways were usually built in a spiral so it would be hard for the attackers to carry their swords.
The castle was on a mote so if there were any tunnels that were dug it would quickly get filled with water. It took 14 years of practice to become a knight.
Knights started practicing at age seven and mostly sons of nobles would become knights.
There were three steps a page,squire,and finally the knight.
The page learned manners (age 7).
A squire was a mini servant to the king (age 14).
You were a knight at age twenty one.
A squire had to spent the whole night in church while fasting and praying before the dubbing ceremony.
You were proclaimed knight after the dubbing ceremony. What Responsibility Does each Person
The King owned land and was in charge of the whole castle.
The Queen or the Lady was in charge and she would tell what each person should do.
The constable helped defend the castle and he would be alert for danger.
The blacksmith was also very important he helped by making shoes for the horses and making armor.
The servants did mostly all the chores in the castle .
The cooks made the food especially for all the important feasts.
The Master of the horse had the responsibility of watching over and looking after the castle horses.
Reeves were people who organized the farms and collected rents.
Marshals were in charge of keeping the rooms ready for visitors who came to meet the Lord.
The butlers had the responsibility of buying and storing the food.
The steward looked over the castle and saw to the defense of the castle. Knights who acted cowardly were often referred as bad knights.
Armor of a knight was usually 40-60 pounds.
Dogs and cats were usually lucky and they would keep them in the castle.
The moat was filled with sewage. By