Castles

Castles

by Tom McNeill, T. E. McNeill
     
 

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Both intrepid tourists and ardent armchair travelers will find this illustrated companion to the magnificent castles of Britain and Ireland a must have. Complete with maps, photographs, and reconstructions, it offers a fascinating peek into these famous sites, and the aristocracy that once dominated them.

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Both intrepid tourists and ardent armchair travelers will find this illustrated companion to the magnificent castles of Britain and Ireland a must have. Complete with maps, photographs, and reconstructions, it offers a fascinating peek into these famous sites, and the aristocracy that once dominated them. Find out about the people who lived in these awe-inspiring buildings, why and how castles were built, what economic role they played, and what methods of defense were incorporated into the castles’ structures.

 

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Not only castles in England, but the many English castles built to control the subject populations in Scotland, Wales and Ireland, are discussed from the perspectives of the men who ruled them, the construction, the inner household and outer core, defense, and visiting them today. Includes a gazetteer and a glossary without pronunciation. Basically a travel guide, but thorough enough for high school or undergraduate students. Well illustrated, mostly in black and white. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780713489934
Publisher:
Anova Books
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Series:
English Heritage Ser.
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)

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