Christopher Gravett has given us a fascinating look into how castles were built around the world, and why, in this major book. Floor plans and construction details of many castles are included, along with the stories of military campaigns waged to lay siege to and destroy them. For students or history and architecture this is a landmark book. Includes 200 full-color photographs, 30 recontructions, glossary, and 70 detailed maps.
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This book was a Christmas present from my sister, who knows that I absolutely love everything to do with castles. It is full of information on castles located in various countries all around the world. I have to say, the pictures are amazing. They are by far, my favorite part of the book. This book is great if you like not only pictures but, the history that goes along with them as well. I recommend this to anyone that has an interest in castles or fortifications.