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How far does the site of Warwick Castle and the supporting sources help you understand the way that castles changed and developed over time?

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YEAR 11 COURSEWORK -

HISTORY AROUND US - WARWICK CASTLE

1) How far does the site of Warwick Castle and the supporting sources help you understand the way that castles changed and developed over time?

Warwick castle was first founded in 914 as an Anglo Saxon hilltop settlement built for defensive reasons. Then in 1068, Normans built a Motte and Bailey castle so therefore further increasing the defensive qualities of the site, and by the middle of the 13th century, the wooden wall had been replaced by a stone wall. These further developments carried on as new rulers came into ownership of the castle to strengthen and modernise the defensive features of the castle. In the second half of the 14th century, more reconstruction took place and now an imposing gatehouse and barbican were added. Also the guy and Caesar towers were built which could see all the way around the castle which was an extremely defensive feature for a castle to have at this time. Finally in the late 1640's cannons were added into the towers and the mound as new technology was introduced. By the late 16 and 1700's, the castle and rooms were

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