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Castles of Britain and Ireland By Plantagenet Somerset Fry

Castles of Britain and Ireland

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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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Castles of Britain and Ireland by Plantagenet Somerset Fry

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. The book is divided into two parts. First there are 14 thematic chapters, ranging from details of castle life to the different kinds of castles to be found in different parts of the country. The second part comprises a gazetteer which describes over 1000 of the most important castles in Britain and Ireland.

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Table of Contents


What is a castle?; timber and earth castles in Britain and Ireland; stone castles in Britain and Ireland; building castles; attack and defence; gunpowder and firearms; castles in Wales; castles in Scotland; border castles; castles in Ireland; life in a mediaeval castle; the fortified manor-house; coastal fortresses in England and Wales; the end of the castle; introduction to the gazetteer. Gazetteer: England; Ireland; Scotland; Wales.

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GOR001242856
Castles of Britain and Ireland by Plantagenet Somerset Fry
Plantagenet Somerset Fry
Used - Very Good
Hardback
David & Charles
1996-10-31
312
0715302426
9780715302422
N/A
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