Knights and Castles

Knights and Castles

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Navigate your way through a fantastic range of subjects with this visually spectacular new series. Every spread is brimming with lively text, amazing photographs and artworks, and weblinks and quotes. Panels throughout offer focused information on specific topics.Travel back in time to an age of battles and bloodshed. Find out more about knights - their chivalry, valour, jousts, weapons and battles. Discover more about siege warfare and watch history come alive with the colour and drama of the cutting-edge artworks. Take a tour of some of the world's greatest castles, from early stone keeps to France's Chateau Gaillard.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 48 pages
  • 250 x 280 x 10mm | 611g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • full-colour photos & artwork
  • 075341693X
  • 9780753416938
  • 1,487,442

About Philip Steele

Phil Steele is an experienced writer and editor who has been writing books for children and adults on a wide range of topics, including history, geography and cultural and social themes, for over 20 years. He lives in North Wales, United Kingdom. Steve Stone is an accomplished illustrator. He has worked on hundreds of book covers, most notably Stephen King's Dark Tower series and Terry Brooks epic fantasy saga Shannara. He has produced many commissions in the advertising sector for clients as diverse as General Electric, Sony and Mars.show more

Table of contents

1 Title; 2 Contents; 4 Introduction; 6 The first knights; 8 The first castles; 10 Men of mail; 12 The crusades; 14 Fighting orders; 16 Building in stone; 18 The big castles; 20 Castle life; 22 The great hall; 24 Castle towns; 26 Castle lands; 28 The siege; 30 The defence; 32 Men of plate; 34 A pitched battle; 36 Knight's honour; 38 Heraldry; 40 Tournament; 42 The road to ruin; 44 Glossary and References; 46 Index; 48 Acknowledgements.show more

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