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What defenses do castles have?

What defenses do castles have?

How to defend a castle

  • Building up high. Building a castle up high made it difficult for enemies to get to the castle.
  • Tall towers. Strong towers were added to curtain walls to watch out for enemies.
  • Battlements. Battlements were walls on the roof of a castle.
  • Arrow slits.
  • Moat.
  • Drawbridge.
  • Portcullis.
  • Dungeons.

What are 3 defensive features of a castle?

Tall thick curtain walls surrounded the castle buildings like a strong shield. There were few doors in the wall thus limiting access to the castle. Towers built as part of the curtain wall. Castles with curtain walls with flanking towers were more difficult to capture.

What Defences did Japanese castles have?

Both used moats and walls as their main means of defence. Certain structures were common such as sama, ishiotoshi and masugata.

How do Knights protect the castle?

Some knights had the special job of protecting the castle that the king or queen lived in. They would deal with anyone who was attacking the castle or trying to steal things. Together, the knights who protected the castle were called a garrison.

How many men defend a castle?

For a medieval city/castle as stated by Patrick Owen you would generally need 100s of men during war time, though depending on many factors you could have 15,000 to 50,000 being pretty much the absolute maximum.

What is the main purpose of a castle?

Castles could serve as a centre for local government, administration and justice. They were also used by powerful lords to display their wealth and power through lavish architectural styles and decoration.

What other functions did castles serve Aside from their role in armed Defence?

What was a weakness of Japan’s castles?

The main weakness of this style was its general instability. Thatch caught fire even more easily than wood, and weather and soil erosion prevented structures from being particularly large or heavy.