and Tower Houses of the Scottish Clans 1450-1650 (Fortress S.)
Scottish castles and Tower Houses evolved as fortified dwellings
that were erected in an environment of weak royal authority
and feuding between rival clans. They demonstrated a strong
and highly successful design that formed the core of many larger
structures. Many of them continued to be inhabited long after
the threat of unwanted visitors had diminished and remain excellently
preserved for visitors and historians. This book examines these
castles and Tower Houses, focusing on their distinctive style
that flourished in Scotland in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Castles of Scotland
Scotland's past has been a violent one. From the first raids
by the Norwegians in 800, the Scots seem to have been fighting.
Throughout this time the castle has been a symbol of its owner's
power and control. Scotland's Castles.
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.
The authoritative and engaging story of Scotland's Castles from
the 12th to the 16th centuries, from mighty castles royal to
tall storeys and poky dwellings. Despite their grand associations,
Scottish castles were central to the lives of many Scots, of
all social stations; castles were their work place, their place
of worship, their army barracks, their law court, their prison,
their hotel, their place of entertainment and even their place
of execution. For that reason, author Chris Tabraham enthusiastically
covers the rich history of these buildings, covering as much
as anything the human aspect of the Scottish castle. In this
new edition, fully revised and updated with the latest field
surveys, archaeological excavations and tree-ring dating, the
book covers: the physical nature of castles and their changing
styles; the people who lived, worked, prayed and died in Scotland's
castles; the military role of castles Hugely readable and richly
illustrated, this book is for all those interested in Scotland's
Series: Castles of England, Scotland & Wales.
Castles of Western and Northern...
Touring Guides: The Heart and... West of Fife.
of Stirling Castle and the Battle... of Bannockburn.