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Castles By Plantagenet Somerset Fry

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Britain and Ireland are home to hundreds of castles. Most castles are fascinating and romantic places to visit. This book talks about: Windsor, a vast and rambling warren that would still be recognized by medieval visitors; Carreg Cennen, a fabulous ruin complete with a cliff-side 'secret' tunnel set in the mountains of Wales; and others.

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Castles: England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales by Plantagenet Somerset Fry

Britain and Ireland are home to hundreds of castles, some still lived in, some reduced to little more than lumps and bumps in the landscape. Many of them have been the scene of great historical events - negotiations, battles, sieges, executions, kidnappings and betrayals, and all have often bloody and grim stories to tell. Today, most castles are fascinating and romantic places to visit. They include Windsor, a vast and rambling warren that would still be recognized by medieval visitors; Carreg Cennen, a fabulous ruin complete with a cliff-side 'secret' tunnel set in breathtaking landscapes in the mountains of Wales; Hermitage in the Scottish Lowlands, where Mary Queen of Scots rode alone to visit her secret lover; and Blarney, most famous for the stone you should kiss in order to gain eloquence, but also one of Ireland's most impressive castles. "Castles" is based on the classic work by Plantagenet Somerset Fry and has been completely revised and redesigned for this brand new edition.

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About Plantagenet Somerset Fry


Plantagenet Somerset Fry worked in journalism and public relations, and he was the

Table of Contents


Introduction; Key dates; Early fortifications; Building castles; Later castles; A variety of roles; The end of the castle; Gazetteer; England Introduction and Regions A - Z; Scotland Introduction and A - Z; Wales Introduction and A - Z; Ireland Introduction and A - Z; Feature spreads; Life in early castles; The English Civil War; Kings, barons and society; Life in a medieval castle; Weapons; Food and drink; Royal castles; Sieges; Building castles; Entertainment and sport.

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GOR001347509
Castles: England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales by Plantagenet Somerset Fry
Plantagenet Somerset Fry
Used - Very Good
Hardback
David & Charles
2005-10-28
256
0715322125
9780715322123
N/A
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