Essays Tagged: "Castle"

Castles

In medieval times, castles served as the home and fortress of a monarch or noble. The earliest castles were built from ... a monarch or noble. The earliest castles were built from earth and wood. By the 12th century, most castles were built from stone. The stones came from local mines or quarries if possible, but sometim ... ossible, but sometimes they had to be carried long distances by water or on ox wagons. The roofs of castles were covered with slates, clay tiles, or wooden shingles.Castles were built on steep hill si ...

(2 pages) 60 0 3.1 Mar/1997

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Castle Life in the 12th century

mforts and refinements.Around the 12th century, fortified manor dwellings began to giveway to stone castles. Some of these, with their great outer walls andcourtyard buildings, covered around 15 acres ... wn, a watchman on top of the lookout towerblasted out a note on his bugle to awaken everyone in the castle. Aftera small breakfast of bread and wine or beer, the nobles attended mass inthe chapel at t ...

(3 pages) 33 0 3.7 Apr/1997

Subjects: History Term Papers

History of Early Castles. This essay describes the purposes of medevil castles.

In medieval times, castles served as the home and fortress of a monarch or noble. The earliest castles were built from ... a monarch or noble. The earliest castles were built from earth and wood. By the 12th century, most castles were built from stone. The stones came from local mines or quarries if possible, but sometim ... ossible, but sometimes they had to be carried long distances by water or on ox wagons. The roofs of castles were covered with slates, clay tiles, or wooden shingles.Castles were built on steep hillsid ...

(2 pages) 57 0 4.7 Jul/2002

Subjects: Art Essays

Who built castles and why? Where were most castles built? Why was the M&B castle construction so popular and effective in the eleventh century warfare? **Note: E-mail for complete BIB.

Who built castles and why? Where were most castles built?Castles, for the most part, began to appear in the fo ... pear in the form of the Motte and Bailey (see next Q&A segment). The appearance of this type of castle coincides with the territories in which the Viking attacks were most prominent; therefore, st ... itories in which the Viking attacks were most prominent; therefore, strengthening the argument that castles were erected as a quick form of fortification against an enemy who lacked siege engines (Bra ...

(4 pages) 146 0 4.3 Sep/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Everlasting Nightmare

e steps below my feet and hear the barking of the hounds in the distance. I knew someone was in the castle. It was now a matter of weather the intruder was friend or foe. I went further down the stair ... t morphing into a normal color. Then he asked "Where am I?" I told him that he was in my ancestors' castle."Why where your eyes red" I asked curiouslyHe screamed, "Oh my god its happening." He took a ...

(7 pages) 101 1 4.7 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Explain the importance of siege warfare in the High Middle Ages. What was the role of the garrison and castellan?

From the onset of the eleventh century, the world was a mass battlefield, and it was the castle that evolved into the mainstream method of fortification and defense. So easily constructed a ... e mainstream method of fortification and defense. So easily constructed and so simply adequate, the castle came to signify the opening move in the real-world game of chess that prevailed in the later ... y the opening move in the real-world game of chess that prevailed in the later middle ages. Because castles were so adept at fending off attacks, and the high cost of both maintaining a field army and ...

(3 pages) 87 1 4.9 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

This essay analizes how the movie "Kafka" is Kafkaesque. That is to say how the movie conveys the theme that Kafka puts out in his works, esp. in The Metamorphosis.

e surrealism of the film. Most of the surrealism from setting comes from scenes taking place in the castle scenes. Some aspects of comic absurdity are also present here. For example, when Kafka is wal ... one must wear roller skates is ridiculous. Another surrealistic, although short lived, scene in the castle is when Kafka exits the file room from which he entered the castle in and enters a five sided ...

(2 pages) 54 0 4.9 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Edinburgh's Saint.

er families in the town of Edinburgh. They had a reasonable house, maybe not like one of those huge castles, but it was big.One night Anthony had a dream, a dream of horror. The new castle that was be ... was wrong. The next night he had the same dream. This time he decided to see it until the end. The castle collapsed at the time when five builders were there putting final touches to it. The collapse ...

(3 pages) 18 0 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

Exploring the plot and subplot of The Castle, Howard Barker.

The Castle starts just after the men of a town have returned from fighting in one of the crusades.It wou ... are.Krak, a prisoner who was brought back by the crusaders, has the idea that the men must build a castle in order to reinstate their authority over the women or at least that's what he told them in ... e their authority over the women or at least that's what he told them in reality he is planning the castle to destroy the women.Krak doesn't see the castle in the same way as the men do they see it as ...

(2 pages) 34 0 1.7 Oct/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Hampshire Castle- a short story about medieval times in england

Hampshire CastleBetween tall, snowy mountains and a slow river stands the remains of a castle. These are the r ... snowy mountains and a slow river stands the remains of a castle. These are the remains of Hampshire castle. Now just a crumbling viewpoint for camera lenses, the castle was once a glorious sight over ... he castle was once a glorious sight over the surrounding countryside. In medieval times, the castle walls stood strong and proud. There were no signs of neglect or decay. The stables were fully ...

(4 pages) 50 1 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

The Fortifications of Conwy Castle: Two Serfs' Views This is historically based as far as my sense of what serfs would have felt about seeing a castle being built

In the year twelve hundred forty-three what is now Conwy Castle, previously Dolwyddelan Castle, was captured by King Edward I of England. This was an importa ... important military victory, and in the next 5 years major fortifications would be made to make the castle look close to what it looks like today. While the fortifications were being made, two ... looks like today. While the fortifications were being made, two English serfs, from Rhuddlan Castle visited. Now these two serfs were just ordinary serfs, with the education and life skills tha ...

(2 pages) 46 2 4.2 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Appropriation of the old Grimm Fairy Tale Florinda and Yoringal, in a Feminist reading

aptured birds and kept them in cages. He had thousands of rare and precious birds imprisoned in his castle, which he liked to starve and torment.Prince Nigel was infatuated with Jacinta and he constan ... gel and some knights appeared and overpowered the out-numbered wood cutter and took him back to his castle were he was chained up in the dungeon of the castle where the thousands of bird cages were ke ...

(5 pages) 15 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

How does the site of Sandal Castle.................

How far does the site of Sandal Castle and other sources help you to understand the way in which Castles changed and developed over ... embers of royalty could stay there whilst they travelled around the country. Another reason is that castles were good because they were an established base in times of war. For example, King Richard I ... od because they were an established base in times of war. For example, King Richard III used Sandal Castle as a base in the War of the Roses. Earls, Soldiers and many others also used them. As the pop ...

(8 pages) 16 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Castles of Medieval Times

Throughout history castles survive centuries. Looking back on these great fortifications one sees just how different, b ... inside one of these tremendously prepared fortresses. Besides the Lord and Lady others live in the castle to do work and protect them. Through this fortress the lord may run his nation. In the ... Through this fortress the lord may run his nation. In the late 1000's A.D. the importance of castles become a large role in security, military, politics, and living accommodation. This importan ...

(3 pages) 27 1 4.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Caslte

A castle was the fortified private resident of a lord. The lord could be a king or a lesser baron, but ... fied private resident of a lord. The lord could be a king or a lesser baron, but in either case the castle was a home as well as a stronghold. A castle was designed to be safe against the charge again ... castle was designed to be safe against the charge against other armies. As well as being a home, a castle was a symbol of power. Castles were often the scenes of important meetings about the state of ...

(4 pages) 10 0 3.0 May/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Castles

James G. Weese CastlesCastles were an important part in history. As I researched them I thought why were castles ma ... hought why were castles made? What did they look like? What was the life like for the people in the castles? What were their defenses? That I will tell you in the next few paragraphs.Why were castles ... castles made? Castles were originally made to protect people from enemies. People lived around the castles in towns. Castles were also made to help kings gain and control more territory. The earlier ...

(3 pages) 16 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Castle Defenese

Castle Defense Fireballs are flying around your head you are protecting yourself and the castle. You ... possible. The enemies are very hard to shoot because of their unique ways of protecting themselves. Castle's have many tactics to defend their castles from damage and from enemies taking the castle ov ... efend their castles from damage and from enemies taking the castle over.First, the structure of the castle could be modified to make it harder to destroy. Defense was assisted by developments in the p ...

(4 pages) 10 0 1.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Elizabethan Architecture

ce. One of the most magnificent architectural marvels of this time period that comes to mind is the castle. Its design and structure was perfected over hundreds of years. It required an immense amount ... dditionally, it provided a strong tactical role in military dominance. Hence, this is what made the castle an awe inspiring creation of it’s time.The first castles were temporary outposts that pr ...

(2 pages) 1496 0 0.0 May/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Castles of England

OUTLINE1.Introduction to castles……………………………………… ... #133;………………………………………..32.Castles of England………………………………… ... …………………………………………104.Castles with ghosts………………………………… ...

(11 pages) 705 0 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers