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The Middle Ages and can be broken down into three periods: the Early Middle Ages (c. 500–1100), the High Middle Ages (c. 1100–1300) and the Late Middle Ages (c. 1300–1500). People often associate kings, knights and castles with the Middle Ages; however, this period had many other defining features: the feudal system, which was the most widely adopted social order of the period, the increasing power and influence of the Catholic Church, and the peasantry, or poor farmers, who made up most of the population.


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Castles and Warfare

Middle Ages: Military and Defence 

Anderson, M., Keese, I., & Low, A. (2012). Retroactive (1st ed.). Milton, Qld.: Jacaranda Plus

Middle Ages: Castles 

 Darlington, R., & Greer, V. (2004). History zone 1. Port Melbourne, Vic.: Heinemann.

Attacking and Defending a Castle  

 Darlington, R., & Greer, V. (2004). History zone 1. Port Melbourne, Vic.: Heinemann.

Castles: Medieval Strongholds 

Darlington, R. (2000). Heinemann history links (1st ed.). Port Melbourne, Vic.: Heinemann.

Castles - Keeping Control 

Astbury, A. (2007). Nelson history essentials. South Melbourne: Thomson Nelson.

Life in a Castle 

Astbury, A. (2007). Nelson history essentials. South Melbourne: Thomson Nelson.

Castles Primary Sources 

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Lords and Ladies: Castles Under Siege


Medieval Church


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