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Great Castles of Britain and Ireland Hardcover – 1 Sep 2005
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Britain has a unique castle heritage, and "The Great Castles of Britain and Ireland" is a celebration of 50 beautiful, unique and fascinating castles. With stunning photography by Stephen Whitehorne, the book's engaging commentary guides the reader around the interior and exterior of each castle: architecture, furnishings, artefacts and gardens. The text is peppered with fascinating snippets of historical information, including details of past residents and military action. Included are staples such as Caerphilly, Warwick and Dover, and also Pembroke, Bamburgh and Rochester among many others. This book is a true celebration and a real treat for anyone who is fascinated by castles. The engaging text is complemented by beautiful pictures which entice the reader and bring alive the unique and very different charms of each castle covered.
About the Author
Lise Hull is a freelance writer, casteliologist and historian. After many years in the US Navy, she gained master's degrees in Heritage Studies (from University of Wales, Aberystwyth) and Historic Preservation (from Indiana University). She runs Castles Unlimited, which focuses on the study and promotion of British castles. Lise Hull is the author of Countries of the World: Scotland (Times Media) and a forthcoming book on the castles of Glamorgan. Stephen Whitehorne is one of Scotland's foremost landscape, architectual and travel photographers. He is the photographer and author to several walking guides to Scotland, including Exploring the Highlands of Scotland and Walking the Scottish Highland Round (both Cassell), as well as photographer on many other guides His work has been widely exhibited in the UK. Stephen also teaches photography, and is based near Edinburgh.