Kingfisher Knowledge: Castles and Forts

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Kingfisher, Apr 18, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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KFK Castles & Forts takes you on an incredible journey through history. From the first Iron Age hill forts, travel to some of the world's greatest fortresses and castles. Find out more about Fort Ticonderoga and the part it played in the Revolutionary War; discover the secrets of Masada, King Herod's Judean fortress; visit Chateau Gaillard, and a medieval French castle under siege; marvel at the architecture of Japan's Himeji Castle; and learn about one of the most famous crusader castles, Syria's Krak des Chevaliers - home of the medieval Knights Hospitallers.

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Simon Adams worked as an editor of children's reference and other nonfiction books before becoming a full-time writer. He has written and contributed to more than fifty books on subjects as varied as the sinking of the Titanic, the two world wars, and the history of jazz. He is the author of Kingfisher Knowledge: Castles & Forts, Kingfisher Knowledge: Life in Ancient Rome, The Kingfisher Atlas of the Ancient World and The Kingfisher Atlas of the Medieval World.

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