Motte and Bailey Castle Diagram

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Jon Cane
published on 16 May 2018
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A diagram of the motte-and-bailey castle of Huntingdon Hill, England. 11th century CE. Huntingdon was an urban centre with a mint, a market and several churches. The castle's construction was initiated by William the Conqueror in 1068 to solidify his control over England. According to the Domesday Book, 20 houses had to be demolished to clear space for the castle, which was likely built by both soldiers and local labourers.

The castle also played a role in the rebellion against King Henry II in 1174 and it was besieged by Henry II's army, after which it was ordered to be destroyed.

Illustration by Jon Cane, republished with the artist's permission.

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