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Castles of Scotland Hardcover – 6 Oct 2006

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 704 pages
  • Publisher: Birlinn Ltd; 5th edition (6 Oct. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841584495
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841584492
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 18.9 x 26 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,417,781 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Synopsis

The main function of the castle was defensive, to protect the laird and his family from their enemies, in as comfortable surroundings as possible; but the castle also served as the centre of administration of the laird's lands, where tenure, economy and trade were controlled. "The Castles of Scotland" is the most complete and comprehensive guide available to the nation's wealth of castles. This new edition is the culmination of 10 years' research, and covers more than 2700 castles as well as mansions and historic houses, all alphabetically organised, with detailed maps, visiting information, illustrations, and anecdotes of hauntings and family histories. This is the 'bible of Scottish castles', an absolute must for all castle enthusiasts and anyone interested in Scottish history.

About the Author

Martin Coventry was born and educated in Edinburgh and set up Goblinshead to pursue his interest in making a living, publishing, and Scottish history, travel, castles, and ghosts and the supernatural. He has written several other books including The Hebrides: The Western Isles of Scotland (1999), Haunted Houses and Castles of Scotland (2004) and Scottish Island Hopping.



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