The Normans built the first stone castles in Britain in the 11th century (though the Romans had built fortresses in stone a thousand years before them), and more than 1,500 were built during the Middle Ages. This fascinating guide looks at how ...
castles wre built and run, how people lived in them in times of peace and war, and how castles's use, design and decoration changed over the centuries. this guide revisits a vanished age when minstrels sang, people ate with knife and fingers, and relaxations included hunting, hawking and archery. Includes a list of places to visit.