In the Middle Ages the castle was an important military and administrative centre, essentially utilitarian in its design and in the purposes it served. Because it played so central a role in medieval history, and because the wealth of material is so great, this classic military history concentrates on English sieges undertaken in the period from the Norman Conquest to the Wars of the Roses. This includes many dramatic actions fought in the continental dominions of the English Crown such as Chateau Gaillard and Rouen.
The book explores the skills of the architect, the engineer and the miner as well as the courage of the troops and their commanders.
- Publication Date:
- 14 / 09 / 2000
- 132 x 214mm