Castles and Tower Houses of the Scottish Clans 1450-1650

Castles and Tower Houses of the Scottish Clans 1450-1650

Paperback Fortress 46

By (author) Stuart Reid, Illustrated by Graham Turner

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 184mm x 244mm x 8mm | 222g
  • Publication date: 28 March 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1841769622
  • ISBN 13: 9781841769622
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (some col.)
  • Sales rank: 486,429

Product description

Scottish castles and Tower Houses evolved as fortified dwellings that were erected in an environment of weak royal authority and feuding between rival clans. They demonstrated a strong and highly successful design that formed the core of many larger structures. Many of them continued to be inhabited long after the threat of unwanted visitors had diminished and remain excellently preserved for visitors and historians. This book examines these castles and Tower Houses, focusing on their distinctive style that flourished in Scotland in the 16th and 17th centuries.

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Author information

Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen in1954. His main focus of interest lies in the 18th and 19th centuries, stemming from his ancestors who served in the British Army and the East India Company and who fought at Culloden, Bunker Hill and even in the Texas Revolution. His previous works for Osprey include the titles on King George's Army 1740-93 (Men-at-Arms 285, 289 and 292) and the British Redcoat 1740-1815 (Warriors 19 and 20). He is based in Tyne and Weir, UK.

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"This fortress book is a real must for those interested in "reviving and retrieving" in the late 16th and early 17th centuries - a nice twist to the standard English Civil War period. The text is well written and is an easy, fun read and a welcomed addition to this writer's library. I am already in the process of building my own border reivers tower house using this book as a reference!" -"Historical Miniature Gamer"