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Medieval Castles (History Highlights)

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  • English
Gloucester Pr
Children: Babies & Toddlers, Civilization, Medieval, Great Britain, Castles, History, Juvenile liter
The Physical Object
FormatSchool & Library Binding
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7782036M
ISBN 100531171558
ISBN 139780531171554

Above all, The Medieval Castle is a book about the daily life-from clothes and food to recreation and customs-and the people who made their homes inside a military fortress.

Read more Read less click to open popoverCited by: 3. The Medieval Castle Book The influence of the castle, both on the course of history and on the lives of the people who lived in them, has never been fully explored-until now. This fascinating book examines the evolution of the medieval castle, from the rigid social structure of its society to the types of weapons, training, and tactics employed during wartime.

However, the kids had just studied medieval castles in History and they were very excited when we opened the book, tied it back, and out in the middle of the floor was a castle /5(32). Our medieval castle books describe the castles that were built during medieval times, providing a deconstructed view of these grand fortresses and offering detailed explanations of how they changed and evolved over time to suit the needs of their monarchs and residents.

Focusing on Chepstow, an English castle that survived the turbulent Middle Ages with a relative lack of violence, the book offers an exquisite portrait of what day-to-day life was actually like during the era, and of the key role the castle played/5.

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Highly Recommended Resource: Gies, G & J. Life in a Medieval Castle: HarperPerennial, London, If you’re interested in reading more about Medieval castle life, I’d really recommend this book – Life in a Medieval Castle, written by Joseph and Frances Gies.

Unusually for an academic text, this book. But the Middle Ages are so much richer and more complex than that. It is also mainly Western ethnocentrism that makes us automatically assume the knights and castles in the first place. There was a whole globe that existed at the same time, experiencing its own stories and pain and joy, not all of which had a thing to do with knights and Author: Kristen Mcquinn.

Windsor Castle, England. Undoubtedly one of the better known castles of the medieval era, Windsor Castle was built in 11th century and hold the record for the longest occupied castle in Europe. The interior is designed in 19th century Georgian style, and the well-preserved castle complex is Author: Lily Cichanowicz.

Medieval Castles of Ireland is a splendidly-illustrated little gem of a book, filled with BW and color photographs as well as elevations and plans of slected castles. Additionally, it covers the transformation from Medieval fortress to fortified tower houses/5(8). A widely respected academic work and a source for George R.R.

Martin’s Game of Thrones, Joseph and Frances Gies’s bestselling Life in a Medieval Castle remains a timeless work of /5(92). Each medieval castle book details where and why castles were built, providing a background on the general functions of the different types of castles that were built throughout the ages, as well as the defensive measures that were built into the different castles of the different ages.

Given that this is a great deal of information, this. Children's Medieval Fiction Books. Prince Martin Wins His Sword: A Classic Tale. King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table. Stealing the Sword: A Branches Book (Time.

A Question of Honour (The Saga of Roland. Journey through Ash and Smoke (Ranger in Time. The Knights of the Kitchen Table #1. Medieval Castles considers the military aspect of castles, including seige warfare and the architectural response to attack and defence, in the 12th and 13th centuries.

It explores castles and /5(2). Medieval Castles - Discover the Magnificent History of Medieval Castles. Learn about Castles from the Middle Ages - See Motte & Bailey, Concentric and Norman Castles - Explore Castle Designs, Parts, Sieges. Castle History, Images, Books, Film, Facts and Information.

Medieval history comes alive in Joseph and Frances Gies's Life in a Medieval Castle, used as a research resource by George R.

Martin in creating the world of Game of Thrones. Newly reissued for the first time in decades, Life in a Medieval Castle is the bestselling classic that has introduced countless readers to the wonders of the Middle Ages/5(17). A visual exploration of fantasy castles, this book contains wonderfully detailed illustrations of different castles, each hiding a royal family as well as many inventive puzzles, mazes and visual puns woven into the details.

A popular choice for stimulating fantasy writing, this is one of those books that pupils can’t wait to get their hands. Britain's Medieval Castles - Lise Hull - Google Books The widespread construction of castles in Britain began as soon as Duke William of Normandy set foot on the shores of southern England in /5(2).

A medieval castle was the fortified home of an important person, such as a lord or king. The medieval period, also called the Middle Ages, lasted from the 5th century CE to the end of the 15th century.

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During this time, many castles were built in Europe and the Middle East. They ranged from simple wooden enclosures to vast stone palaces. Medieval Castles and Battles Castles belonged to the wealthy, important, and powerful people of the land – kings, nobles, and knights.

Castles were symbols of status during times of war and in peace. And, they were often the seats of local power and justice. The Medieval Castle Mention the Middle Ages and most people immediately visualize a great stone castle, surrounded by a sturdy moat, and protected by Knights on horseback and legions of spearmen.

A Medieval Castle book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Step inside a medieval castle and discover for yourself what it wa /5. Castle Careers During the Middle Ages, each job in a castle community filled a specific need.

But before a young person could get a job, he or she completed an apprenticeship—rigorous training by an expert in the field. As children research the period, have them list some different medieval jobs and the training required to do them. Not many authentically Medieval castles have survived in the Netherlands.

However, there are still plenty of grand fortresses to explore. Kasteel de Haar, above, is a picture-perfect castle in the outskirts of Utrecht. As I alluded to, de Haar Castle was rebuilt on Medieval remains, back in the s. The castles of the late medieval period represent some of the finest medieval monuments in Britain, with an almost infinite capacity to fascinate and draw controversy.

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They are also a source of considerable academic debate. The contents of this volume represent key works in castle scholarship. Topics discussed include castle warfare, fortress customs, architectural design and symbolism.

We trace their evolution from early motte and bailey castles in Norman times to the sophisticated structures of the late medieval period, and explain why castles.

MEDIEVAL WARFARE, a history Maurice Keen, Editor, Oxford Press This is a thorough scholarly collection on the subject. Get this from a library. Medieval castles. [Marilyn Stokstad] -- The castle was far more than a walled and turreted fortress; it was an instrument of social control and the symbol of power, authority, and wealth.

Acknowledged expert Marilyn Stokstad combines. Castles first appeared in England in the 11th century and reached a peak of military sophistication in the late 13 century. By the 14th century, the construction of castles was already in decline.

Here are some of the most famous medieval castles in England: Warwick Castle.

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Medieval Castle: A Carousel Pop-Up Book by Phil Wilson Everything Castles: Capture These Facts, Photos, and Fun to Be King of the Castle. by Crispin Boyer Crackin’ Castles (Horrible Histories) by Terry Deary and Martin Brown. This book is an excellent start in study the workings of a Castle and how everyday life was in Medieval times.

The starts with the Castle arriving in England, and then moves into the various aspects of Castle life, the function of the Lord and Lady, the running of a household, how hunting was not a sport, but a means of survival.5/5(5). The earliest castles began appearing in the 9th or 10th century, but by the late s they fell out of use.

Like this video if you want to see more videos about HISTORY! Subscribe to FreeSchool.Get this from a library! Medieval castles. [Conrad Cairns] -- A history and discussion of those fortified private dwellings, known as castles, which were built in Europe only during the Middle Ages, with particular attention to those of Britain.