My Best Book of Knights and Castles

My Best Book of Knights and Castles

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Medieval knights and castles have always fascinated children. This book takes the subject one step further and carries the reader on a journey to find out about medieval castles all over the world. From the earliest fortifications in Europe, visit motte and bailey castles, the stone castles of the Normans, Crusader castles such as Syria's Krak des Chevaliers, and German castles on the Rhine. Take a look inside France's Chateau Gaillard and find out how the French managed to win it back from the English. Discover what it meant to be a knight in medieval times. Learn more about chivalry, heraldry and jousting.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 230 x 270 x 4mm | 171g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour artwork
  • 0753412438
  • 9780753412435
  • 1,350,579

About Deborah Murrell

Deborah Murrell's background is in the history of theatre, especially that of ancient Greece and Rome. She has been working in publishing for the last 15 years, writing and editing books for both children and adults. With a wide knowledge of ancient civilizations, Deborah also produced a CD-ROM entitles The History of the Ancient World, on which she worked with some of Britain's leading academics.show more

Table of contents

1 TITLE; 2-3 COPYRIGHT AND CONTENTS; 4-5 THE NORMAN INVASION; 6-7 STONE CASTLES; 8-9 MEDIEVAL LIFE; 10-11 BECOMING A KNIGHT; 12-13 ARMOUR AND WEAPONS; 14-15 HERALDRY; 16-17 TOURNAMENTS; 18-19 HOLY WARS; 20-21 A CRUSADER CASTLE; 22-23 SPECIAL ORDERS; 24-25 SIEGE WARFARE; 26-27 END OF AN ERA; 28-29 CASTLES TODAY; 30 HOW DO WE KNOW?; 31 GLOSSARY; 32 INDEX.show more

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