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why did the normans change from the round keep to a concentric castle
Architecture of Medieval Castles in the Middle Ages The Architecture of Medieval castles in the Middle ages ranged from the Romanesque Architecture style of the Normans - the Motte and Bailey design castles to the massive Norman Stone Castles with [ their towering stone Keeps. The Romanesque style of Medieval Architecture moved on to the Edwardian Concentric castles built by the Plantagenet English King Edward I and then the more slender and pointed style of the Gothic Medieval Architecture which is also referred to as Perpendicular style of architecture.
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The Normans changed from the traditional round keep to a concentric castle design primarily for defensive purposes and to adapt to new military tactics and siege techniques. The round keep, commonly found in early Norman castles, provided a strong central tower but had vulnerabilities, such as being more susceptible to undermining and battering rams during sieges. The concentric design featured multiple layers of walls and towers for increased protection.

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