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Motte And Bailey Castles Advantages and Disadvanteges

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