By Dan Snow
Join TV’s Dan Snow because the totally illustrated ‘Battle Castles’ brings to exciting lifestyles a cavalcade of medieval fortifications and the clashes that grew to become empires to dirt and mortals into legends.
Castles and their ruins nonetheless dominate the panorama and are a relentless reminder to usa time whilst violence, or the specter of it, used to be the norm.
Dan Snow explores the world’s maximum medieval castles: from Dover fort to Château Gaillard, Richard I’s castle in Normandy, and Castillo de Gibalfaro, the final leading edge of Moorish rule in Spain, to Krak des Chevaliers in Syria – an awesome feat of engineering via the Crusaders.
Each castle’s tale is dramatically stated: the development strategies, the guns used and everyday life in the partitions. Spanning the globe, and utilizing the most recent CGI reconstructions, Dan Snow will get to the very middle of the bloodshed and battles of the best fortresses of the center Ages.
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Battle Castles: 500 Years of Knights and Siege Warfare by Dan Snow