Castles (Hardcover)

Their History and Evolution in Medieval Britain

By Marc Morris

Pegasus Books, 9781681773599, 272pp.

Publication Date: April 4, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (4/10/2018)
Paperback (5/1/2012)

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Description


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.