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English Castles 1200-1300

English Castles 1200-1300
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English Castles 1200-1300
by Osprey
Author: Christopher Gravett
Publish Date: 2009
Pages: 64
Dimensions: 8x10x.25"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148246137
Mfg. part #: OSPFOR086
Type: Softcover

Description

The simple castles raised after the Norman conquest had been developed throughout 11th and 12th centuries, whilst the introduction of Islamic and Byzantine fortification techniques from the late 12th century led to further developments in castle architecture. These fortifications were to be well tested throughout the course of the 13th century as England was driven by the conflict, characterized by prolonged sieges, between the monarchy and powerful magnates. As well as providing the focus for warfare, castles increasingly became the centers of their communities, providing a more permanent base for the lord, his family and retainers, as well as acting as centers for justice and administration.