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Castle By Marc Morris

Castle
by Marc Morris

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Beginning with their introduction in the eleventh century, and ending with their widespread abandonment in the seventeenth, Marc Morris explores many of the country's most famous castles, as well as some spectacular lesser-known examples. Be it ever so grand or ever so humble, a castle was first and foremost a home.
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Castle: A History of the Buildings that Shaped Medieval Britain by Marc Morris

Beginning with their introduction in the eleventh century, and ending with their widespread abandonment in the seventeenth, Marc Morris explores many of the country's most famous castles, as well as some spectacular lesser-known examples. At times this is an epic tale, driven by characters like William the Conqueror, King John and Edward I, full of sieges and conquest on an awesome scale. But it is also by turns an intimate story of less eminent individuals, whose adventures, struggles and ambitions were reflected in the fortified residences they constructed. Be it ever so grand or ever so humble, a castle was first and foremost a home. To understand castles - who built them, who lived in them, and why - is to understand the forces that shaped medieval Britain.

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"Captivating and entertaining... More than just a study of architecture, weaponry and personalities, Castle pieces together a comprehensive overview that gives a fresh take on medieval and early modern Britain and the forces that shaped it. Whether ruined or intact, castles still have the power to fire the imagination, and Marc Morris leave you in no doubt why." * BBC History Magazine *

About Marc Morris


Marc Morris is an historian and broadcaster. He studied and taught history at the universities of London and Oxford, and his doctorate on the thirteenth-century earls of Norfolk was published in 2005. In 2003 he presented the highly-acclaimed television series Castle, and wrote its accompanying book. He is the author of the bestselling biography of Edward I, A Great and Terrible King, and The Norman Conquest.

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GOR004747856
Castle: A History of the Buildings that Shaped Medieval Britain by Marc Morris
Marc Morris
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cornerstone
2012-05-03
288
0099558491
9780099558491
N/A
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