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Motte And Bailey Castles Advantages and Disadvanteges
The advantags and disadvantages of a Motte and Bailey Castle.
They were quick to build and could be made in about a week
They were good to show that they had strength and control
They were cheap to build
They were easy to build
The drawbridge could be closed to provide additional protection
They were made of wood that could easily burn
They were made of wood that could rot
The keep was the last line of defense
They could be easily destroyed by fire-arrows
A battering ram could be used against the palisade