The Castles of Britain and Ireland [NOOK Book]

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To many, medieval castles are the essence of Britain and Ireland's fascinating past. Immersed in history and centuries old, each one tells a story of Kings, Queens and feuding lords; war and bloody conflict; treason, revenge and murder.

In Castles of Britain and Ireland, Rodney Castleden weaves a fascinating and detailed narrative of 115 of the grandest and most historically significant castles in the British Isles, including Balmoral in Scotland, Bunratty in Ireland, Caernarfon...

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The Castles of Britain and Ireland

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Overview

To many, medieval castles are the essence of Britain and Ireland's fascinating past. Immersed in history and centuries old, each one tells a story of Kings, Queens and feuding lords; war and bloody conflict; treason, revenge and murder.

In Castles of Britain and Ireland, Rodney Castleden weaves a fascinating and detailed narrative of 115 of the grandest and most historically significant castles in the British Isles, including Balmoral in Scotland, Bunratty in Ireland, Caernarfon in Wales and St Michael's Mount in England. As well as the details of the construction, function, and often the destruction of these magnificent buildings, each chapter also tells the human stories behind these ancient walls, with fascinating details of everyday life within.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781623655433
  • Publisher: Quercus
  • Publication date: 8/19/2014
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 693,729
  • File size: 43 MB
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Meet the Author

RODNEY CASTLEDEN is an extensively published author in the fi elds of archeology, geography and history. His authorial credits include The Book of Saints and the Concise Encyclopedia of World History.

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Table of Contents

SCOTLAND: Dunrobin Castle; Eilean Donan Castle; Fyvie Castle; Craigievar Castle; Slains Castle; Balmoral Castle; Crathes Castle; Braemar Castle; Glamis Castle; Claypots Castle; Kilchurn Castle; Iona Abbey; Inverary Castle; St Andrews Cathedral & Castle; Stirling Castle; Tantallon Castle; Edinburgh Castle; Borthwick Castle; Melrose Abbey; Dryburgh Abbey; Jedburgh Abbey; Sweetheart Abbey; Caelaverock Castle. IRELAND: Dunluce Castle; Mellifont Abbey; Clifden Castle; Trim Castle; Malahide Castle; Corcomroe Abbey; Bunratty Castle; Cashel Castle; Ross Castle; Blarney Castle; Timoleague Abbey. WALES: Beaumaris Castle; Conwy Castle; Penrhyn Castle; Caernarfon Castle; Harlech Castle; Valle Crucis Abbey; Chirk Castle; Aberystwyth Castle; Cilgerran Castle; St David's Cathedral; Narberth Castle; Carew Castle; Pembroke Castle; Manorbier Castle; Skenfrith Castle; Raglan Castle; Tintern Abbey; Chepstow Castle; Caldicot Castle; Caerphilly Castle; Castell Coch; Cardiff Castle. ENGLAND: Lindisfarne Castle; Etal Castle; Bamburgh Castle; Dunstanburgh Castle; Alnwick Castle; Warkworth Castle; Prudhoe Castle; Hexham Abbey; Tynemouth Castle; Castle Keep; Durham Castle; Richmond Castle; Whitby Abbey; Bolton Castle; Scarborough Castle; Rievaulx Abbey; Helmsley Castle; Fountains Abbey; Conisbrough Castle; Beeston Castle; Newark Castle; Tattershall Castle; Belvoir Castle; Castle Rising; Castle Acre; Oxburgh Hall; Norwich Castle; Stokesay Castle; Kenilworth Castle; Warwick Castle; Ely Cathedral; Framlingham Castle; Orford Castle; Hedingham Castle; Berkhamsted Castle; Donnington Castle; Windsor Castle; Westminster Abbey; Tower of London; Rochester Castle; Leeds Castle; Walmer Castle; Hever Castle; Dover Castle; Bodiam Castle; Hastings Castle; Battle Abbey; Pevensey Castle; Herstmonceux Castle; Lewes Castle; Arundel Castle; Cowdray House; Carisbrooke Castle; Bath Abbey; Nunney Castle; Glastonbury Abbey; Old Wardour Castle; Corfe Castle; St Michael's Mount.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    I love the pictures and the author gives a history of each castl

    I love the pictures and the author gives a history of each castle. However, I am not so familiar with European history, especially all the battles in England so there's some history discussed I had trouble following. Regardless, good book if you love castles and need a great coffee table book.

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