(ebook / Pdf) Castle: A History of the Buildings that Shaped Medieval Britain by Marc Morris


12 thoughts on “Castle: A History of the Buildings that Shaped Medieval Britain

  1. says:

    Marc Morris is a first rate historian of medieval English history. This book will acquaint you with their origin and development while placing everything in a precise historical context. It is focused on England and does not address the castles on the European continent except in passing. Morris provides the perfect amount of detail in a clear way. The book should be read by anyone with an interest in castles and will greatly enh

  2. says:

    The story of the development of use of the castle, and the evolution of castle technology in Britain, is the tale told by Marc Morri

  3. says:

    If you ever want to know about how castles developed in Medieval Britain, this is the book for you. Enjoyable to read, with illustrations and photographs that help explain the concepts.

  4. says:

    Excellent, interesting and very friendly, It's a great book and very well fundamented.

  5. says:

    Morris does a good job connecting the building of castles with the events of the times.
    They are a French invention that the Normans imported and Morris gives a good account
    of the rise of Castles from Motte & Bailey ones to the stone castles of the medieval ones
    Undoubtedly castles help explain the historic success of the Norman invasion to this day..
    They were the aircraft carriers of their tim

  6. says:

    Any medievalist would love a copy of this nicely illustrated
    and well written book. Morris is well thought of. Book was
    in good condition

  7. says:

    An interesting and very readable book. Marc Morris explains the evolution of the castle and how it has worked (or not) at different times in history. He really has brought the subject to life. He tells us about the people who built castles and examines what they wanted from their own particular version of it. This book was

  8. says:

    I have nothing against well written popular histories. Unfortunately this is not one. Marc Morris has produced the literary equivalent of an elderly Uncle at a wedding trying to get down with the kids by unsuccesfully attempting the latest dance moves.
    Like the aforementioned relative he doesn't do it well and the attempt is embarrassing. Referring to monarchs as guys, lame attempts at levity, spattering the text with unnecessary explana

  9. says:

    I am a little disappointed by this book and it isn't gripping me as much as Morris' other books on medieval history. It's written in a very populist way but so than his other books, which benefit from being very scholarly. This book feels a bit like a long blog or written to tap into a quick win market. Perhaps I'm being harsh as its still very readable, and there are so many castles that he has no choice but to condense, but nevertheless

  10. says:

    I first came across this work while helping my children with a school project on castles. I probably enjoyed the

  11. says:

    Very enjoyable read by a splendid, knowledgeable historian. Highly recommended.

  12. says:

    well document book castles, well researched

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Castle: A History of the Buildings that Shaped Medieval Britain

Ing and besieging castles shaped the fate of the nation At the same time however it is a homely story about the adventures struggles and ambitions of lesser known individuals and how every aspect of their lives was wrapped up in the castles they built As Marc Morris shows there is to castles than drawbridges and battlements portcullises and arrow loops Be it ever so grand or ever so humble a castle is first and foremost a home It may look tough and defensible. Excellent interesting and very friendly It s a great book and very well fundamented

read Castle: A History of the Buildings that Shaped Medieval Britain

On the outside but on the inside a castle is all about luxury and creature comforts Inside real castles we do no necessarily find cannons and suits of armour but we do discover great halls huge kitchens private chambers and chapels all rooms which were once luxurious and lavish and which made these buildings perfect residences for their owners To understand castles who built them who lived in them and why is to understand the forces that shaped medieval Britai. An interesting and very readable book Marc Morris explains the evolution of the castle and how it has worked or not at different times in history He really has brought the subject to life He tells us about the people who built castles and examines what they wanted from their own particular version of it This book was as gripping as any thriller

download Ê eBook or Kindle ePUB ½ Marc Morris

Castle is a wide ranging history of some of the most magnificent buildings in Britain It explores many of the country's most famous and best loved castles as well as some little known national treasures The story begins in the 11th century when castles were introduced to Britain and ends in the 17th century when they were largely abandoned It is in some respects an epic tale driven by characters like William the Conueror Bad King John and Edward I who by build. If you ever want to know about how castles developed in Medieval Britain this is the book for you Enjoyable to read with illustrations and photographs that help explain the concepts

  • Hardcover
  • 280
  • Castle: A History of the Buildings that Shaped Medieval Britain
  • Marc Morris
  • English
  • 10 November 2019
  • 0752215361

About the Author: Marc Morris

Dr Marc Morris is an historian and broadcaster specialising in the Middle Ages He is the author of King John Treachery Tyranny and the Road to Magna Carta Hutchinson 2015 The Norman Conuest Windmill 2013 and A Great and Terrible King Windmill 2009In 2003 Marc presented the highly acclaimed TV series Castle for Channel 4 and wrote its accompanying book now published in paperback by Hutchinson He has also contributed to other history programmes on radio and televisionAn expert on medieval monarchy and aristocracy and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society Marc has written numerous articles for History Today BBC History Magazine and Heritage Today now published together as an e book Kings and CastlesFor information including details of upcoming talks and tours visit wwwmarcmorrisorguk or wwwfacebookcommarcmorrishistorian