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Castles Of Britain

Great Castles of Britain and IrelandGreat Castles of Britain and Ireland Britain has a unique castle heritage, and "The Great Castles of Britain and Ireland" is a celebration of 50 beautiful, unique and fascinating castles. With stunning photography by Stephen Whitehorne, the book's engaging commentary guides the reader around the interior and exterior of each castle: architecture, furnishings, artefacts and gardens. The text is peppered with fascinating snippets of historical information, including details of past residents and military action. Included are staples such as Caerphilly, Warwick and Dover, and also Pembroke, Bamburgh and Rochester among many others. This book is a true celebration and a real treat for anyone who is fascinated by castles. The engaging text is complemented by beautiful pictures which entice the reader and bring alive the unique and very different charms of each castle covered. Castles Of Britain.

Britain CastlesAA Best of Britain's Castles: 100 of the Most Impressive Historic Sites in Britain (AA Best of Britain's S.) Britain's heritage of castle building through the ages is uniquely rich and absorbing, their picturesque ruins provide important clues to the past. This attractively illustrated book is organised alphabetically and tells the stories of 100 of the most spectacular castles all over the country both inhabited and deserted. Inside you'll find plenty of information about the history, architecture and occupants of each castle as well as ideas for walks and activities around and within the grounds. The essential companion for anyone who just can't resist a good castle; Superb, souvenir-style photography and illustrations capture the essence of the subject; Helpful locator map at the front of the book provides the location of all of the castles; Contact details to help plan your visits. The experts from the AA have selected 100 castles to visit so that you can enjoy the best of Britain's heritage.

Fortifications in WessexFortifications in Wessex C. 800-1016: The Defences of Alfred the Great Against the Vikings (Fortress S.) The defence of the 9th-century kingdom of Wessex under King Alfred the Great against the 'Great Viking Army' is one of the major military achievements of early medieval history. While the guerrilla warfare in the Somerset marshes and the battle of Edington are characteristic of Alfred's military abilities, his definitive physical achievement was a series of some 30 well-structured fortifications across the kingdom. They continued to form a basis of West Saxon rule during the period of the emergence of an English kingdom in the 10th century under Alfred's son, King Edward 'the Elder'. This title traces the development, construction and impact of these fortifications from the 9th to the 11th centuries AD. Castles Of Britain.

Welsh Castles at War This book gives a vivid and exciting portrayal of how and why castles were raised in Wales after the Norman conquest. Particular focus on their roles in the bloody wars between England and Wales.

CastlesCastle Castle is a wide-ranging and original history of some of the most magnificent buildings in Britain. It explores many of the country’s most famous and best-loved castles, as well as some little-known national treasures. The story starts in the eleventh century, when castles were introduced to Britain, and ends in the seventeenth century, when they were largely abandoned. It is, in some respects, an epic tale, driven by characters like William the Conqueror, ‘Bad’ King John and Edward I, who, by building and besieging castles, shaped the fate of the nation. At the same time, however, it is a more homely story, about the adventures, struggles and ambitions of lesser-known individuals, and how every aspect of their lives was wrapped up in the castles they built.

Scottish Castles Through History... History.Introduces Scottish castles in history, from the earliest Celtic hill-forts, brochs and crannogs to the great might of the stone castles at Stirling and Edinburgh. The importance of each type of castle is explained and castle life, defences and their role in Scottish history also feature.

Castle PhotographsCastle: Heritage, History, Heraldry Britain and Ireland are full of castles, some still lived in, some reduced to little more than lumps and bumps in the landscape. Many of them have been the scene of great historical events - battles, sieges, executions, negotiations, kidnappings and betrayals. All have a story to tell. Their stories are often bloody and grim, but today most castles are fascinating and romantic places to visit. They include Windsor, a vast and rambling warren that would still be recognised by Medieval visitors; Carreg Cennen, a fabulous ruin complete with cliff-side 'secret' tunnel set in breathtaking landscapes in the mountains of Wales; Hermitage in the Scottish Lowlands where Mary Queen of Scots rode alone to visit her secret lover; and Blarney, most famous for its stone that you have to kiss in order to gain eloquence, but also one of Ireland's most impressive castles.

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