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The Results of the Norman Conquest on Anglo-Saxon Gardens

The advent of the Normans in the latter half of the 11th century substantially altered The Anglo-Saxon ways of living. At the time of the conquest, the Normans surpassed the Anglo-Saxons in building design and cultivation. But nevertheless home life, household architecture, and decoration were out of the question until the Normans taken over the entire population. Castles were more basic constructions and often built on blustery hills, where their people devoted both time and space to practicing offense and defense, while monasteries were large stone buildings, mostly situated in the widest, most fertile hollows. The barren fortresses did not provide for the peaceful avocation of gardening. Berkeley Castle is most likely the most complete model in existence nowadays of the early Anglo-Norman form of architecture. The keep is rumored to have been invented during the time of William the Conqueror. An enormous terrace encompasses the building, serving as an obstacle to assailants trying to dig under the castle walls. On one of these parapets is a picturesque bowling green covered in grass and bordered by an aged hedge of yew that has been shaped into coarse battlements.

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