Castles in medieval Europe were not only for royalty. More often they were occupied by the nobility, who used them to control the surrounding countryside. In this activity you will read about medieval castles in England and learn about the complex relations between castle dwellers and those who lived outside the castle walls.
Destination Title: Castles of Britain
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Start at the Castles of Britain Web site.
- Click on Castle Learning Center, then click on About Castles.
- Read the article, taking notes as you read.
- Return to the "Castle Learning Center" to explore other links on this site.
After you have read the material, answer the following questions.