Why are there so many castles in the United Kingdom?

Welcome back to Year 2, we hope you had an amazing holiday!

Our first Big Question is all about castles!

Can you share anything that you already know about castles and why there might be so many in the United Kingdom?

14 Responses to “Why are there so many castles in the United Kingdom?”

  1. Caelan SheehanSeptember 8, 2017 at 5:08 pm #

    They have arrow slits .

  2. Ava WolfendenSeptember 9, 2017 at 8:14 pm #

    Some castles have moats. There are so many because if someone had a lot of money then they could build one.

  3. BOTSeptember 10, 2017 at 9:55 am #

    They fought lots of battles. The castles helped protect people and animals.

  4. Evelyn Power 2OTSeptember 10, 2017 at 11:07 am #

    I think castles were to show how powerful kings were. They protected the people in the town. They was so many kingdoms fighting.

  5. Ameer Javed 2OTSeptember 10, 2017 at 12:04 pm #

    A castle is a large strong building. They have tall walls. They were built to provide safety and protection from the attack of the enemy.

  6. Amaal ShahSeptember 10, 2017 at 2:33 pm #

    Castles were a home for lords and their families. The castle had its own chapel with stained glass Windows.

  7. Aydin Khan 2CTSeptember 10, 2017 at 4:26 pm #

    Castles were built by Kings and Queens for living and to shower their wealth and power.
    They have been used for strategic defensive reason and for safety.

  8. Aleesha Khan 2CTSeptember 10, 2017 at 4:35 pm #

    Castles were expression of power and symbol of King and Queens’s rule and control. There were symbolic of royal Aunthority both for their subject and the enemies.

  9. TheoSeptember 10, 2017 at 10:12 pm #

    There are so many castles in the United Kingdom because for many years the Kings and Queens of England, Scotland and Wales were fighting each other.

  10. year2September 11, 2017 at 9:36 am #

    The castles were built big and strong to protect the people from the battles and fighting

  11. Ethan Langham 2OTSeptember 11, 2017 at 9:59 am #

    The castles were built big and strong to protect the people living there from battles and fighting .

  12. Ruben 2SESeptember 11, 2017 at 7:18 pm #

    They have a moat so nobody can get in.

  13. Louis Milne 2OTSeptember 22, 2017 at 5:02 pm #

    There are so many castle in the United Kingdom, because of the Lords that use to live in them. They where called Lords because they use to own/look after the land around there castle.
    They also built them very big and strong so that if they ever had to fight the walls to the castle would be strong enough to protect them from outside enemies.
    They also built castles (that at the time) King’s would come and visit the Lords to ensure they remembered who their King was understand that the taxes they charged on the land belonged to the King.

  14. year2September 26, 2017 at 9:20 am #

    Miss Seddon

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