Knights and Castles

Knights and Castles

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780753464830
Publisher: Kingfisher
Publication date: 01/04/2011
Series: Kingfisher's Navigators Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 9.60(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Philip Steele is an experienced author and editor who has been writing books for children and adults on a wide range of topics, including history, geography, and social themes, for more than twenty years.

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Discussion Questions

1. Would you have wanted to be a peasant, a merchant, a priest or a knight during the medieval times? Why? What advantages and disadvantages would you have as a member of each group?

2. How and why did the invention of the stirrup change how wars were fought? Explain how and why the ages of knights and castles came to an end.

3. What steps would you take in preparing a castle for a siege? Why? If you were among the knights preparing to besiege a castle, what steps would you take? How do you think the winner would be determined?

4. Given the weight of some of the weapons and equipment knights carried and wore, how important do you think it was that they be in excellent physical condition?

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