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Castles and knights A-Z

Archery   A sport involving shooting with bows and arrows at a target.

Arrow loops   Narrow slits in castle walls through which arrows were fired.

Bailey   An open area enclosed by castle walls. Many castles had more than one: the inner bailey, around which the lord’s residence and important buildings were built, and the outer bailey, where the stables, marketplace and gardens could be found.

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