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A motte-and-bailey castle is a fortification with a wooden or stone keep situated on a raised area of ground called a motte, accompanied by a walled courtyard, or bailey, surrounded by a protective ditch and palisade.

However, the castle was gradually replaced with stone fortifications.

During the middle of the century, Henry III build a royal palace within the castle.

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Edward III went even further and rebuilt the palace to make a grander set of buildings.

This has become known as “the most expensive secular building project of the entire Middle Ages in England”.


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