A refreshing look at history and architecture.,
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This review is from: Kings and Castles (Kindle Edition)
I generally enjoy reading about old buildings and their architecture as I like to think about all the people who have lived there; the ghosts of the past. Marc Morris' book was an insightful look at not only the historical significance of castles but also their representation. I particularly enjoyed the chapter on Symbolism as it explored many details from the look of the castle to the practicalities of the building and that ultimately it all came down to what history has always been about; power. Looking into all the details of what makes up a castle is fascinating but the truth seems to be that a king is only as successful and powerful as his castle. It's what's on the outside that counts!