Castles of England, Scotland, and Wales, by Paul Johnson
Hardcover in Very Good Condition
From Edinburgh to Tintagel, this is a pictorially stunning tour of Britain's many castles. Featuring 130 color photos. Together, England, Scotland, and Wales possess one of the largest and most impressive collections of castles anywhere in the world. Castles have had a key role in Britain's history, and the names of many of them--Kenilworth, Edinburgh, Bodiam, Stirling, Harlech, Tintagel, Berkeley, and Warwick--are synonymous with romance, battle, and intrigue. This handsome pictorial survey traces each stage in their development: Norman times through Plantagenet and Edwardian expansion, Tudor strengthening of the coastal defenses, the appalling devastation of the Civil War, the castle's gradual decline, on to fantastic mock castles, like Castle Drogo.