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Battle Castles: 500 Years of Knights and Siege Warfare Kindle Edition
'An enthralling epic of engineering, blood and battle' Mail on Sunday
'History's coolest expert brings to life some of the bloodiest battles ever fought’ Sun
‘Dan Snow does a fine job of bringing [the sieges] to life' Times
'It has been edited to look like Game of Thrones. Serious historical discovery, however, is what Battle Castle is all about' Guardian
Praise for Dan Snow:
“Many of us wondered whether Dan Snow could make the transition from fluent TV presenter to serious historian. This hugely impressive work confirms his triumphant arrival on the scene. It is by far the best account yet written of a campaign that helped shape North America, and is a fitting tribute on the 250th anniversary of that “wonderful year” 1759' Richard Holmes
"Dan Snow is perhaps more familiar from television….this, his first book, proves him to be a master military historian in the making. Its grasp of detail is prodigious" Daily Express
"lively and thoughtful…fascinating stuff….one of the book's strengths is its vivid portrayal of the physical backdrop against which the campaign unfolded" Literary Review--This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
Dan Snow is an historian who has researched, written and presented several documentaries on British and world history for the BBC including Twentieth Century Battlefields, the BAFTA award-winning Battlefield Britain, which he co-presented with his father Peter Snow, and his BBC2 series on the history of the Royal Navy. His writing has appeared in The Times, the Sunday Times, the Guardian, the Daily Express and BBC History Magazine. He is the author of Death or Victory – a history of Wolfe’s siege of Quebec. Educated at the University of Oxford, he has joint British and Canadian citizenship. He lives in London.--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B007QOXH76
- Publisher : HarperPress; Illustrated edition (27 Sept. 2012)
- Language : English
- File size : 140623 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 493 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 894,805 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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If you have seen the tv series; then you do not need this book; you learn nothing new.
The book's contributors are excellent authorities, but the book itself lacks any further analysis or annotated maps.
If you want more detailed information on any of the castles, there are better sources.