Yorkshire's Secret Castles

A Concise Guide & Companion
Product Number: EB00755708
Released: Mar 08, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781526706225
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books
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Description

The Yorkshire countryside's ancient earthwork castles, built in the time of the Norman Conquest, come to life in this beautiful guide-includes pictures! The Norman conquest of the British isle was a landmark event in England's history, drawing a line between its misty Roman and Saxon origins and the grand empire it would eventually become. Largely built after 1071, the era's castles were basic earth-and-timber structures situated on high mounds known as mottes. Though these ancient structures have largely been forgotten, neglected, or in some cases even destroyed, many still exist today-and have fascinating stories to tell. Drawing on the Yorkshire Archeological & Historical Society archives, this comprehensive and knowledgeable guide explores the fascinating history of these enduringstructures. Providing a guide to seventy-five castles in total, the book offers detailed information and anecdotal trivia about each site.

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Author(s): Paul C. Levitt
Original Publish Date: Nov 30, 2017

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