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Behind the Castle Gate: From the Middle Ages to the by Matthew Johnson PDF

By Matthew Johnson

In this attractive e-book Matthew Johnson seems 'behind the fortress gate' to find the reality approximately castles in England on the finish of the center Ages.

Traditional experiences have obvious castles as compromises among the wishes of convenience and of defence, and as statements of wealth or strength or either. through encouraging the reader to view castles in terms of their population, Matthew Johnson uncovers a complete new vantage aspect. He indicates how castles functioned as stage-settings opposed to which individuals performed out roles of lord and servant, husband and spouse, father and son. development, rebuilding and residing in a fortress was once as advanced an adventure as a section of medieval art.

Behind the fort Gate brings castles and their population alive. Combining ground-breaking scholarship with attention-grabbing narratives it is going to be learn avidly by way of all with an curiosity in castles.

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