Time Pieces History: S1, E4: The Motte and Bailey Castle

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.

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