Castles of the Celtic Lands: The Historic Castle of Ireland, Scotland and Walesby Rodney Castleden
From the Queen's summer home at Balmoral to dramatic Glamis Castle, inspiration for Macbeth; from the Scottish national symbol of Edinburgh Castle to the battlements of Caernarvon, birthplace of the first Prince of Wales; and from the Tolkienesque fantasy of the Dunluce ruins to Blarney Castle and its magical stone; history, myth and beauty entwine in the castles of the Celtic lands.
Immersed in history, visually imposing and set in stunning locations, medieval castles and cathedrals are to many the essence of Scotland, Wales and Ireland's fascinating past. This beautifully photographed book celebrates 60 of the grandest and most historically significant of these formidable stone structures.
Around these striking images, Rodney Castleden has weaved a fascinating and detailed text, telling not just of the construction, history and often destruction of these magnificent buildings, but also the human stories from behind their ancient walls. These are the stories of kings, queens and feuding lords; conquest, war and bloody conflict; treason, revenge and murder...
Rodney Castleden is an extensively published author in the fields of archeology, geography and history, including the hugely successful Concise Encyclopedia of World History.
- Sterling Publishing
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- 10.16(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.77(d)
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Beautiful coffee table book. My kids love to look at the different castles, too.