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Castle Explorer's Guide Hardcover – August 1, 1979


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 249 pages
  • Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd (August 1979)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0718212169
  • ISBN-13: 978-0718212162
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 4.9 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,492,688 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
I got this from a library sale, thinking it was likely another skim the surface books, instead was delighted to find it so much more. If it has to do with Castles you will find it in here. It has a guide to the notable Castle of Britain for those on the tour, giving you details about its layout and history. It covers the architecture and its reasons and purposes, it goes into the feudal system and how lords, barrons, knights were made and ruled.
Compact, but incisive book that is well written in an interesting fashion for those just now wishing to learn about all aspects of Castle life, weapons and warfare, but also a handy reference guide to writers working with that period.
Highly recommended WISE WRITERS AND READERS History Pick.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Kissimmee on January 29, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I bought a used version... 1983 printing, 249pages, 5.5" by 8" hardcover.
From the cover: "A guide to everything there is to know about exploring castles in England, Scotland and Wales." ...Believe it, this book has a glossary of hundreds of details about castles with black & white sketches for most entries.
If you are a castle enthusiast like I am, you will learn a great deal of castle architecture, history, daily life, etc. I keep it by my bed and browse thru it sometimes before I go to sleep.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Aunt Judy on August 18, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This book is a steal. I picked it up at library sale just as the other reviewer did. Thinking I would give it to one of my nephews. No way! It is as much a social history as an architectural history. The going ons inside the castle can be pieced together by the numerous entries and their definitions. Any person interested in the Middle Ages would be thrilled to have this title.
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This is indeed an excellent guide to British castles and would make a good start for research. I wish I could get an encyclopedia expanded from this book. I would have liked a section on Irish castles, too. I wonder if there is a similar guide on European castles?
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