Welsh Castles at War
Welsh Castles at War is a vivid and exciting portrayal of how and why castles were raised in Wales after the Norman Conquest, and how they became the scenes of particularly bloody, large-scale campaigns in the violent wars between Wales and England. Including chapters on their early formation in the 11th century and on the English Civil War, John Norris completes this glorious, extensively illustrated book with a comprehensive gazetteer.
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The Twelfth Century
The Thirteenth Century
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