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Castles: Their History and Evolution in Medieval Britain
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Marc Morris
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Castles: Their History and Evolution in Medieval Britain

Marc Morris


Pegasus Books

Residential buildings, domestic buildings;
History of architecture;
British & Irish history;
Medieval history;
Military history


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At times this is an epic tale, driven by characters like William the Conqueror, King John and Edward I, full of sieges and conquest on an awesome scale. But it is also by turns an intimate story of less eminent individuals, whose adventures, struggles and ambitions were reflected in the fortified residences they constructed. Be it ever so grand or ever so humble, a castle was first and foremost a home.

To understand castles--who built them, who lived in them, and why--is to understand the forces that shaped medieval Britain.

By:   Marc Morris
Imprint:   Pegasus Books
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   431g
ISBN:   9781681773599
ISBN 10:   1681773597
Publication Date:   April 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

A fresh and accessible slice of medieval history. Morris's lively and accessible prose makes this a great entry point for readers new to English medieval history. Enchanting journey through feudal England in the wake of Norman castle building. An engaging work that will no doubt prompt enthusiastic visits to castles around Britain. Seeking to answer the question of how to precisely define castles, Morris has created a riveting tale of politics and violence, technology and innovation. Morris' slim yet detailed book moves us beyond an I-know-it-when-I-see-it impression and toward a real understanding of these buildings, creating a more vivid, rich and accurate view of England, Wales and Scotland in the medieval period.

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