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Title:
Castles : conquer the world's most impressive castles
Title:
Castles : conquer the world's most impressive castles
Edition:
First American edition.
Publisher Info:
New York, NY : DK Penguin Random House, [2020]
Physical Description:
144 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Contents:
What is a castle? -- Castles through the ages -- Hen Domen -- Excavations -- Oxford Castle -- A frosty flight -- Medieval society -- Kerak Castle -- Medieval banquet -- Château de Gisors -- Château Gaillard -- Under siege -- Siege weapons -- Carcassonne -- Crusaders attack -- Castle jobs -- Wartburg Castle -- Inside Warburg Castle -- Crac des Chevaliers -- Castle defences -- Windsor Castle -- Inside Windsor Castle -- Beaumaris Castle -- Bodiam Castle -- Medieval tournament -- Bran Castle -- Hohensalzburg Fortress -- The Peasants' Revolt -- Chillon Castle -- Inside Chillon Castle -- Down in the dungeon -- Southsea Castle -- Predjama Castle -- Heidelberg Castle -- What's inside a castle? -- Goodrich Castle -- Cannon attack -- Becoming a knight -- Elmina Castle -- Inside Elmina Castle -- Berkeley Castle -- Music -- Scaligero Castle -- Alhambra Palace -- Inside Alhambra Palace -- Armour -- Mehrangarh Fort -- Inside Mehrangarh Fort -- Heraldry -- Hohenzollern Castle -- Kumamoto Castle -- The Satsuma Rebellion -- Knight vs samurai -- Neuschwanstein Castle -- Inside Neuschwanstein Castle -- Castle of Good Hope -- Digging to freedom -- Great escapes -- Himeji Castle -- Inside Himeji Castle -- Hearst Castle -- Castles collection -- Castles of the world -- Castles of Europe.
Abstract:
"Join the quest to explore the homes of knights, nobles, kings, and queens. Have you ever wondered what life was like inside a castle? Or what it takes to become a knight? Castles answers these questions and more! This book takes you on a time-traveling adventure to discover castles from all over the world at key moments in their history, with more than 35 beautifully illustrated scenes."-- Page [4] of cover.