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Crimson Heritage: Britain's Castles [Paperback]

Susie Hodge
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Book Description

1 Mar 2012 Crimson Heritage

Want to brush up on your knowledge of Britain's castles?

But don't want to wade through boring, long-winded books with old fashioned designs that make your eyes hurt?

Then this is the book for you!

Britain's Castles is a colourful, pocket-sized guide all about the most famous castles in England, Scotland and Wales that you can enjoy browsing through at home for general interest or that you can take with you as you travel about the country.

Inside, you'll find:

  • Profiles of iconic castles all over Britain including Windsor Castle, Eilean Donan and Harlech
  • Background information about the feudal system and the different architectural styles used in Britain's castles
  • Bite-sized facts and recommendations of related information to spark your interest
  • 'Did you know' trivia that will make you laugh and groan!

Learn everything you need to know about this fascinating aspect of British heritage with this handy fact-filled guide.

Other titles in the Crimson Heritage Series: Kings & Queens and Roman Britain


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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Crimson Publishing; 1 edition (1 Mar 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780590768
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780590769
  • Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 17.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,337,851 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

From Harlech and Conwy to Windsor and Stirling, discover the history of British castles through construction, attack, defence and downfall.

Britain's Castles explores the heritage behind these remarkable fortifications providing you with a comprehensive history of British castles in one fascinating, easy-to-read guide.

Inside Find:
- Top 10 highlights from Caernarfon Castle to the Tower of London
- Detailed profiles of over 50 castles
- History of specific castles from attacks and surrenders to royal inhabitants
- The power of siege weapons, including cannons, trebuchets and battering rams
- Special features such as dungeons, deep moats and secret tunnels

About the Author

Susie Hodge is the author of more than 60 books with titles ranging from guides to modern art to resources for teaching history.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Non-fiction 27 May 2012
By Mr. G. Johns VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I discovered this booklet when I was asked to read and review it's sister: Kings and Queens, for the Amazon Vine programme. Castles have always held a fascination for me, and, although this book doesn't cover all the castles in Britain, the ones it does review are accurate and well worth the money. Take it with you when exploring various castles throughout the country and you won't be disappointed, the information contained is short,but to the point. I'm hoping other ones will join the series.
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