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The advantags and disadvantages of a Motte and Bailey Castle.

Advantage 1

They were quick to build and could be made in about a week

Advantage 2

They were good to show that they had strength and control

Advantage 3

They were cheap to build

Advantage 4

They were easy to build

Advantage 5

The drawbridge could be closed to provide additional protection

Disadvantage 1

They were made of wood that could easily burn

Disadvantage 2

They were made of wood that could rot

Disadvantage 3

The keep was the last line of defense

Disadvantage 4

They could be easily destroyed by fire-arrows

Disadvantage 5

A battering ram could be used against the palisade

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