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Publisher's Summary

Beginning with their introduction in the 11th century, and ending with their widespread abandonment in the 17th, Marc Morris explores many of the country's most famous castles, as well as some spectacular lesser-known examples.
At times this is an epic tale, driven by characters like William the Conqueror, King John, and Edward I, full of sieges and conquest on an awesome scale. But it is also by turns an intimate story of less eminent individuals, whose adventures, struggles, and ambitions were reflected in the fortified residences they constructed. Be it ever so grand or ever so humble, a castle was first and foremost a home.
To understand castles - who built them, who lived in them, and why - is to understand the forces that shaped medieval Britain.
©2017 Marc Morris (P)2017 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"Captivating and entertaining. More than just a study of architecture, weaponry, and personalities, Castles pieces together a comprehensive overview that gives a fresh take on medieval and early modern Britain and the forces that shaped it." ( BBC History Magazine)
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5 out of 5 stars
By B Rose on 06-21-18

Great book!

This is a terrific book and well narrated. I’ve listened twice and probably will again. It’s about so much more than castles. There’s a lot of history associated with the castles that I found very interesting.

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