The World's Most Mysterious Castles

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Castles are among the most mysterious buildings on earth. Their grimly silent stones are signposts to a past filled with high adventure, grim tragedies, and glorious victories. Ghosts, hauntings, and other paranormal phenomena are frequently reported from castles. Do strange paranormal powers lurk among their ancient ruins?

The World's Most Mysterious Castles takes you on a journey through hidden chambers and subterranean tunnels of castles all over the world. Their walls served...

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Castles are among the most mysterious buildings on earth. Their grimly silent stones are signposts to a past filled with high adventure, grim tragedies, and glorious victories. Ghosts, hauntings, and other paranormal phenomena are frequently reported from castles. Do strange paranormal powers lurk among their ancient ruins?

The World's Most Mysterious Castles takes you on a journey through hidden chambers and subterranean tunnels of castles all over the world. Their walls served the sinister needs of spies, traitors, and assassins. Do the spirits of attackers and defenders who died in long-forgotten sieges still linger where they fell? Screams of unbearable pain and despair were muffled within their deepest, darkest torture dungeons. Do they echo there still?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550025774
  • Publisher: Dundurn Press
  • Publication date: 10/16/2005
  • Series: Mysteries and Secrets Series , #11
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Lionel Fanthorpe taught history at Gamlingay Village College in Cambridgeshire and presented two acclaimed TV series: Talking Stones and Castles of Horror. In addition to his writing, lecturing, and radio and TV work, he is also Director of Media Studies at Cardiff Academy in Wales, UK. Co-author Patricia, a meticulous historical researcher, is Lionel's business partner, agent, manager, PR executive - and wife.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 9
Ch. 1 An outline history of fortifications from Stone Age earthworks to bombproof bunkers 15
Ch. 2 Dungeons, darkness, and secret passages 29
Ch. 3 The ruined Chateau of Rennes 45
Ch. 4 Fortresses in Canada 59
Ch. 5 The Alamo and other strongholds in the U.S.A. 73
Ch. 6 Mysterious ruins in Mesoamerica and South America 95
Ch. 7 The castles of Wales 109
Ch. 8 English castles 149
Ch. 9 Irish and Scottish castles 205
Ch. 10 Castles of Germany and beyond 229
Ch. 11 Castles of Portugal and Spain 243
Ch. 12 Mysterious French castles 259
Ch. 13 Glamis and Camelot : castles with legends 281
Ch. 14 Castles of the mind 295
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