Medieval Castles, Stately and Historic Houses of Great Britain
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|Vydavatel:||Gardners Books Ltd|
|Formát:||Paperback 96 stran|
This lavishly illustrated book records the history of Britain's finest secular buildings up to 1845, tracing their development from ancient earthworkds and Roman forts to the splendours of castle building introduced by the Normans. Over 200 photographs, drawings, reconstructions and maps examine the formation of early Norman motte-and-bailey castles and the use of great tower keeps and gatehouses in wartime. Regarded by many historians as the perfection of British castle design, here is a full account of the birth of the concentric castle. In the 14th and 15th centuries, fortifield manor houses became popular, leading to a new sort of domestic architecture as men put comfort before the needs of defence. This celebration of Britain's historic houses and national treasures will prove a valuable reference book for anyone who wishes to learn more about the castles, palaces and stately homes of Britain.
- EAN: 9781844765638