First published in 1995 and now available in paperback, an introduction to the world of castles. Concentrates mainly on one castle, guiding the reader through the rooms from the kitchens and
great hall to the solar, guard rooms and mews.
Intricate and meticulous illustrations bring history to life in this wide-ranging castle tour that covers both the majestic splendor of the great halls and the hardships of living in a feudal society. (Young Readers)
Touring England, Scotland, France, Germany, Denmark, & Syria, this book traces the evolution of the castle from its modest medieval beginnings to the 19th & 20th centuries, when wealthy eccentrics began building or renovating their own.
Traces each stage of the development of Britain's castles, from Norman times through Plantagenet and Edwardian expansion in Wales, Tudor strengthening of the coastal defences, the devastation of the Civil War, and the gradual decay of the castle, to the creation of mock castles.