About this book
In this magnificent, compellingly written volume which includes over 350 illustrations, John Goodall brings to life the history of the English castle over 6 centuries. He explores the varied architecture and describes their changing roles in warfare, politics, domestic living and governance.
From coast to coast, the English landscape is still richly studded with castles both great and small. This is a riveting architectural study that sets this legion of buildings in historical context, tracing their development from the Norman Conquest in 1066 through the civil wars of the 1640s.
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