Medieval Castles Books

Just as one should never judge a book by its cover, one should never judge a castle by its appearance. Castles were not small undertakings back in the medieval era, and almost every castle ever built was built to fulfill a distinct purpose, whether it was to house the noble courts or act as an impregnable fortress. Dark Knight Armoury offers a host of different books about medieval castles. They range from books detailing the history of specific strongholds that were built and used by the knights and warriors of history, while others detail specifications about castles built within a specific time frame. Each book contains detailed historical accounts about castles, though, ranging from why the castle was built to the defenses used to protect it and those are just examples of the incredible information that can be found within any one of the medieval castle books found on Dark Knight Armoury.
Cathar Castles 'Fortresses Of The Albigensian Crusade 1209-1300' Book
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In the early 12th century, a large area of present-day France was not under the control of the king. In fact, the French kings direct authority stretched little further than Paris and the area immediately around it, the Ile de France.
Price: $16.00
Crusader Castles In Cyprus, Greece And The Aegean 1191-1571 Book
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Crusader castles and other fortifications, located in Cyprus, the south-western coast of Turkey, and Greece, are among the best examples of late medieval military architecture to be seen in Europe.
Price: $16.00
Crusader Castles In The Holy Land 1097-1192 Book
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The Crusaders that landed in the Middle East in the late-11th century brought with them their own traditions of military architecture, but it was not long before their defensive construction began to reflect a broad array of influences.
Price: $18.00
Crusader Castles Of The Teutonic Knights Part 2  Book
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This title covers the developmental and operational history of these fortresses over the length of the Middle Ages. It details how the Baltic fortifications of the Teutonic Knights evolved to reflect the changing nature of siege warfare.
Price: $18.00
Medieval Russian Fortresses AD 862-1480 Book
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Using archaeological evidence and first-hand sources, Konstantin Nossov charts the history of the medieval Russian fortress from its beginnings until the 14th century, giving readers insights into the fortifications of medieval Russia.
Price: $16.00
Scottish Baronial Castles 1250-1450 Book
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Devastated by the civil wars of the 17th century or by the neglect and deliberate destruction of their owners who saw them as archaic and barbaric, the vast majority of Scottish baronial castles built between 1250 and 1450, are ruins.
Price: $18.00
The Castles Of Edward I In Wales 1277-1307 Book
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In 1277 Edward I gathered a huge army and marched into Wales to subdue the rebel Welsh princes who continued to raid and pillage English controlled areas of Wales, and even England itself. This book details his castles and defenses.
Price: $16.00
The Castles Of Henry VIII Book
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Peter Harrington explores the departure from artillery-vulnerable medieval castle designs to the low, sturdy stone fortresses inspired by European ideas, particularly favored during the rule of Henry VIII.
Price: $16.00

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