Why the motte and bailey castle was the perfect defensive structure for the ancient French, and how the Normans adapted it from the original design.


What You’ll Hear A castle on a hill, set against a blue, cloudy sky

  • 0:45: What exactly is a motte & bailey castle?
  • 1:50: Who built motte & baileys?
  • 2:32: The Vikings in France
  • 3:12: Warkworth Castle

Prefer to read? Click here for the transcript – no email required! This episode was inspired by a blog about Warkworth Castle in Northumberland.