Castles of Britain and Ireland: The Ultimate Reference Book with Over 1,350 Gazetteer Entries
This reference brings to life every aspect of castles and castle life: why and how they were built, the weapons that were used in them, their social life in ordinary and extraordinary times, their provisioning, their maintenance and their changing role in a continually evolving political climate.
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