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History of Castles on DVD

History of Castles on DVD
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History of Castles on DVD

A castle is a type of fortified structure built in Europe and the Middle East during the Middle Ages. Scholars debate the scope of the word castle, but usually consider it to be the private fortified residence of a lord or noble. This is distinct from a fortress, which was not a home, and from a fortified town, which was a public defence, though there are many similarities between these types of construction. The term has been popularly applied to structures as diverse as hill forts and country houses. Over the approximately 900 years that castles were built they took on a great many forms with many different features.

Castles served a range of purposes, the most important of which were military, administrative, and domestic. As well as defensive structures, castles were also offensive tools which could be used as a base of operations in enemy territory. Castles were established by Norman invaders of England for both defensive purposes and to pacify the country's inhabitants. Towards the end of the Middle Ages, castles tended to lose their military significance due to the advent of powerful cannons and permanent artillery fortifications, as a result, castles became more important as residences and statements of power.


The history of castles library includes forty {40} volumes and an extensive image library of over 1,300 castle photographs!


Titles Include:


:: A Description & History of Caerphilly Castle - G Clark

:: A Guide to Raglan Castle - R Waugh

:: Arundel - Borough & Castle - GW Eustace

:: British Castles - CH Ashdown

:: Castellated & Domestic Architecture of Scotland 1

:: Castellated & Domestic Architecture of Scotland 2

:: Castellated & Domestic Architecture of Scotland 3

:: Castellated & Domestic Architecture of Scotland 4

:: Castellated & Domestic Architecture of Scotland 5

:: Castles & Strongholds of Pembrokeshire - EH Edwards

:: Castles of Ireland - CL Adams

:: Early Norman Castles of the British Isles - E Armitage

:: Glimpses of Old English Homes - E Balch

:: Guide to the Palace of Westminster

:: Historical Reminiscences of Dublin Castle - F.E.R.

:: Holyrood Its Palce & Its Abbey - W Moir Bryce

:: Kensington Palace & Gardens - WJ Loftie

:: Mediaeval Military Architecture in England Vol 1 - G Clarke

:: Military Architecture in the Middle Ages - A Thompson

:: Norham Castle - H Jerningham

:: Old Castles - M.S.

:: Old Manor Houses - C Aldin

:: Peeps at Royal Palaces of Great Britain - B Home

:: Records of York Castle - AW Twyford

:: Royal Castles of England - HC Shelley

:: Royal Palaces Historic Castles & Stately Homes - J Geddie

:: Royal Palaces of England - RS Rait

:: Royal Palaces of Scotland - RS Rait

:: Royal Palces & Their Memories - SA Tooley

:: The Ancient Castles of England & Wales - W Woolnoth

:: The Castle of Edinburgh - GF Maine

:: The Castles & Keeps of Scotland - FR Fraprie

:: The Castles & Old Mansions of Shropshire - FS Acton

:: The Church & Fortress of Dover Castle - J Puckle

:: The History of Hampton Court Palace 2 Stuart Times - E Law

:: The History of Hampton Court Palace 1 Tudor Times - E Law

:: The History of Hampton Court Palace 3 Orange Times - E Law

:: The History of the Castle of York - T Cooper

:: The Ruines Castles of Mid-Lothian - J Dickson

:: The Story of Edinburgh Castle - L Wierter

:: Windsor Castle & Its Environs - L Ritchie

:: Over 1,300 castle photographs





Sample thumbnails taken from the collection.
(Low resolution thumbnails - CD/DVD images are scanned at 300 DPI)


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