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ISBN 13: 1782002537
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Read and Download Christopher Gravett book Norman Stone Castles (1) in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TNorman Stone Castles (1). This book was released on 2012-08-20 with total page 66 pages. Book excerpt: Descended from the Viking raiders who settled in Northern France under the leadership of Rollo in around 911, the Normans were amongst the most feared warriors of their time. Their territorial ambitions culminated in Duke William 1's conquest of England in 1066, but although victory at Hastings left the English crown in William's hands, Norman sovereignty remained far from established on the island. In order to consolidate his position, the new king built a series of fortifications across the country this book covers all these developments from the early days of William I through to the fortifications of Henry II, Richard I and John.

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Read and Download Christopher Gravett book Norman Stone Castles (2) in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TNorman Stone Castles (2). This book was released on 2012-07-20 with total page 66 pages. Book excerpt: Following the creation of the Duchy of Normandy, the Normans were soon introduced to the castle and they built them in large numbers. In the mid-11th century, other Norman adventurers began carving out dominions for themselves in Southern Italy: some crossed to Sicily in 1061 and by 1091 had conquered the whole island. As in Normandy, they were keen to assimilate new ideas, including architectural styles, resulting in some striking buildings. This title, a companion to Fortress 13: Norman Stone Castles (1) The British Isles 1066-1216, provides a detailed guide to the castles built in Normandy, Southern Italy and Sicily, covering defensive principles, daily life, the events of siege warfare, and the fate of the castles.

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ISBN 13: 9781841766027
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Read and Download Christopher Gravett book Norman Stone Castles (1) in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TNorman Stone Castles (1). This book was released on 2003-10-22 with total page 68 pages. Book excerpt: Descended from the Viking raiders who settled in Northern France under the leadership of Rollo in around 911, the Normans were amongst the most feared warriors of their time. Their territorial ambitions culminated in Duke William 1's conquest of England in 1066, but although victory at Hastings left the English crown in William's hands, Norman sovereignty remained far from established on the island. In order to consolidate his position, the new king built a series of fortifications across the country - this book covers all these developments from the early days of William I through to the fortifications of Henry II, Richard I and John.

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ISBN 13: 1782002278
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Read and Download Christopher Gravett book Norman Stone Castles (1) in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TNorman Stone Castles (1). This book was released on 2012-08-20 with total page 160 pages. Book excerpt: Descended from the Viking raiders who settled in Northern France under the leadership of Rollo in around 911, the Normans were amongst the most feared warriors of their time. Their territorial ambitions culminated in Duke William 1's conquest of England in 1066, but although victory at Hastings left the English crown in William's hands, Norman sovereignty remained far from established on the island. In order to consolidate his position, the new king built a series of fortifications across the country this book covers all these developments from the early days of William I through to the fortifications of Henry II, Richard I and John.

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ISBN 13: 178200145X
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Read and Download Christopher Gravett book Norman Stone Castles (2) in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TNorman Stone Castles (2). This book was released on 2012-07-20 with total page 175 pages. Book excerpt: Following the creation of the Duchy of Normandy, the Normans were soon introduced to the castle and they built them in large numbers. In the mid-11th century, other Norman adventurers began carving out dominions for themselves in Southern Italy: some crossed to Sicily in 1061 and by 1091 had conquered the whole island. As in Normandy, they were keen to assimilate new ideas, including architectural styles, resulting in some striking buildings. This title, a companion to Fortress 13: Norman Stone Castles (1) The British Isles 1066-1216, provides a detailed guide to the castles built in Normandy, Southern Italy and Sicily, covering defensive principles, daily life, the events of siege warfare, and the fate of the castles.

Download A Cumulative Bibliography of Medieval Military History and Technology, Update 2003-2006 PDF

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ISBN 13: 9047432592
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Read and Download Kelly DeVries book A Cumulative Bibliography of Medieval Military History and Technology, Update 2003-2006 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA Cumulative Bibliography of Medieval Military History and Technology, Update 2003-2006. This book was released on 2008-01-31 with total page 504 pages. Book excerpt: This second update to the Cumulative Bibliography of Medieval Military History and Technology (Brill, 2002) includes additional entries for the period before 2003 and new entries for the period 2003-2006.

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ISBN 13: 1473895820
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Read and Download J.E. Kaufmann book Castrum to Castle in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCastrum to Castle. This book was released on 2018-10-30 with total page 288 pages. Book excerpt: For over a thousand years, from the time of the Roman Empire to the classic period of castle-building in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, fortified sites played a key role in European warfare. This highly illustrated history gives a fascinating insight into their design and development and into the centuries of violence and conflict they were part of.The study traces the evolution of fortifications starting with those of the Romans and their successors. Included are the defences erected to resist Islamic invasions and Viking raids and the castles that were built during outbreaks of warfare. As the authors demonstrate, castles and other fortifications were essential factors in military calculations and campaigns they were of direct strategic and tactical importance wherever there was an attempt to take or hold territory.The factors that influenced their location, layout and construction are analysed, as is the way in which they were adapted to meet the challenges of new tactics and weapons.

Download Understanding the Castle Ruins of England and Wales PDF

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ISBN 13: 1476665974
Total Pages : 229 pages
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Read and Download Lise Hull book Understanding the Castle Ruins of England and Wales in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TUnderstanding the Castle Ruins of England and Wales. This book was released on 2016-03-01 with total page 229 pages. Book excerpt: Medieval castles were not just showcases for the royal and powerful, they were also the centerpieces of many people's daily lives. A travel guide as well as a historical text, this volume looks at castles not just as ruined buildings, but as part of the cultural and scenic landscape. The 88 photographs illustrate the different architectural concepts and castle features discussed in the text. The book includes glossaries of terminology, an appendix listing all the castles mentioned and their locations, notes, bibliography and index.

Download Castles and the Anglo-Norman World PDF

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ISBN 13: 1785700235
Total Pages : 336 pages
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Read and Download John A. Davies book Castles and the Anglo-Norman World in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCastles and the Anglo-Norman World. This book was released on 2016-05-31 with total page 336 pages. Book excerpt: Castles and the Anglo-Norman World is a major new synthesis drawing together a series of 20 papers by 26 French and English specialists in the field of Anglo-Norman studies. It includes summaries of current knowledge and new research into important Norman castles in England and Normandy, drawing on information from recent excavations. Sections consider the evolution of Anglo-Norman castles, the architecture and archaeology of Norman monuments, Romanesque architecture and artifacts, the Bayeux Tapestry and the presentation of historic sites to the public. These studies are presented together with a consideration of the 12th century cross-Channel Norman Empire, which provides a broader context. This work is the result of a conference held at Norwich Castle in 2012, which was part of a collaboration between professionals in the fields of archaeology, architecture, museums and heritage, under the banner of the Norman Connections Project.

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ISBN 13: 1905815255
Total Pages : 250 pages
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Read and Download Ralph Ellis book Scota, Egyptian Queen of the Scots in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TScota, Egyptian Queen of the Scots. This book was released on 2010-11-04 with total page 250 pages. Book excerpt: ===epub format=== . The legends of Ireland and Scotland tell a fantastic tale of an Egyptian queen and her Greek husband, who were exiled from Egypt to Ireland at some point during the second millennium BC. It is said that it was from this Queen Scota and King Gaythelos that the modern titles for the Scottish and Gaelic people were derived. But what are we to make of this ancient story “ is it based more upon fact or fiction? Historians have, as one might expect, taken the story to be complete fiction; but Ralph Ellis has taken a lateral look at this mythology, and found many links and associations that lead to one inescapable conclusion “ that the extraordinary tale of Queen Scota and King Gaythelos is probably true. ... See also, "Eden in Egypt". L

Download British Fortifications Through the Reign of Richard III PDF

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ISBN 13: 078646254X
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Read and Download Jean-Denis G.G. Lepage book British Fortifications Through the Reign of Richard III in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBritish Fortifications Through the Reign of Richard III. This book was released on 2011-12-08 with total page 318 pages. Book excerpt: From the time the Romans first set foot on England’s shore in 55 B.C., the British Isles have faced a constant threat of foreign invasion. As a result, the landscapes of England, Scotland, and Ireland are dotted with ancient defensive fortifications as varied as their makers. Iron Age Celtic “hill forts,” Roman castra and Hadrian’s Wall, Anglo-Saxon dykes and Alfredian burhs, Norman mottes and stone-keeps, Edwardian castles, Irish tower houses—they all served to repel ancient intruders and many still stand as tangible relics of a remarkable past. This study chronicles the development of British fortifications from prehistoric times through the end of Richard III’s reign in 1485, providing the history of each type of structure, relevant examples, and information on weapons and siege warfare. More than 250 illustrations vividly detail each ediface’s construction and configuration.

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ISBN 13: 1473863694
Total Pages : 192 pages
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Read and Download Chris Peers book King Stephen and The Anarchy in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TKing Stephen and The Anarchy. This book was released on 2018-02-28 with total page 192 pages. Book excerpt: The Anarchy, the protracted struggle between Stephen of Blois and the Empress Matilda for the English crown between 1135 and 1154, is often seen as a disastrous breakdown in one of the best-governed kingdoms of medieval Europe. But perhaps the impact of the conflict has been overstated, and its effect on the common people across the country is hard to judge. That is why Chris Peerss fresh study of this fascinating and controversial era is of such value. He describes each phase of this civil war, in particular the castles and sieges that dominated strategic thinking, and he sets the fighting in the context of the changing tactics and military systems of the twelfth century. His fresh account of this pivotal episode in the medieval history of England will be absorbing reading anyone who is keen to gain an insight into this period of English history and has a special interest in the practice of medieval warfare.

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ISBN 13: 1402244517
Total Pages : 544 pages
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Read and Download Elizabeth Chadwick book For the King's Favor in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TFor the King's Favor. This book was released on 2010-09-01 with total page 544 pages. Book excerpt: A Bittersweet Tale of Love, Loss, and the Power of Royalty When Roger Bigod arrives at King Henry II's court to settle a bitter inheritance dispute, he becomes enchanted with Ida de Tosney, young mistress to the powerful king. A victim of Henry's seduction and the mother of his son, Ida sees in Roger a chance to begin a new life. But Ida pays an agonizing price when she leaves the king, and as Roger's importance grows and he gains an earldom, their marriage comes under increasing strain. Based on the true story of a royal mistress and the young lord she chose to marry, For the King's Favor is Elizabeth Chadwick at her best. "The best writer of medieval fiction currently around." -Richard Lee , Historical Novel Society "An author who makes historical fiction come gloriously alive." -Times of London "Everyone who has raved about Elizabeth Chadwick as an author of historical novels is right." -Devourer of Books Blog "I rank Elizabeth Chadwick with such historical novelist stars as Dorothy Dunnett and Anya Seton." -Sharon Kay Penman, New York Times bestselling author of Devil's Brood

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ISBN 13: 074811310X
Total Pages : 528 pages
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Read and Download Elizabeth Chadwick book The Time Of Singing in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Time Of Singing. This book was released on 2009-08-06 with total page 528 pages. Book excerpt: A King's passion, a young man's love - and a girl's tragic choice The young Roger Bigod, heir to the powerful earldom of Norfolk, arrives at Henry II's court to prove his worth and wrestle his inheritance from the arms of his half-brothers. While there, he encounters the pretty and gentle Ida de Tosney, young mistress to the King. A victim of Henry's seduction and the mother of his son, Ida knows the fickle sparkle of her current life is beginning to fade, and sees in Roger a chance to escape her life of manipulation for security and affection. They begin a careful courtship, but the King's anger soon catches them up. Forced into a corner, Ida's decision will carry an agonising price. Based on a never-before-told true story, critically acclaimed author Elizabeth Chadwick brings the twelfth-century world blazing to life.

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Total Pages : 68 pages
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Read and Download Christopher Gravett book English Castles 1200–1300 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TEnglish Castles 1200–1300. This book was released on 2009-07-21 with total page 68 pages. Book excerpt: "From the end of the 12th century onwards the English castle began to adopt the classical form that defines it to this day, and this period saw the construction and expansion of some of England's most famous fortifications, including the Tower of London. These fortifications were to be thoroughly tested over the course of the 13th century as England was riven by conflict between the monarchy and powerful magnates. As well as providing the focus for warfare, castles increasingly became the centres of the local community providing justice and administration, as well as a more permanent base for the lord, his family and retainers. This title details the design and development of these fortifications throughout England, as well as the major English sites in Wales." --Book Jacket.

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN 13: 3110530678
Total Pages : 436 pages
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Read and Download Massimo Mastrogregori book 2013 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book T2013. This book was released on 2017-11-20 with total page 436 pages. Book excerpt: Every year, the Bibliography catalogues the most important new publications, historiographical monographs, and journal articles throughout the world, extending from prehistory and ancient history to the most recent contemporary historical studies. Within the systematic classification according to epoch, region, and historical discipline, works are also listed according to author’s name and characteristic keywords in their title.

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ISBN 13: 1849080712
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Read and Download Steven J. Zaloga book German V-Weapon Sites 1943–45 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TGerman V-Weapon Sites 1943–45. This book was released on 2012-08-20 with total page 66 pages. Book excerpt: Designed to change the course of the war, the V weapons required ambitious plans to defend their expensive and complicated launch sites. Steven J Zaloga describes the configuration and planned deployment of heavy missile sites, as well as the unique Allied tactics developed to counter this threat, including a remote-control version of the B-17 bomber. From the V-1 ski sites to the mobile basing employed by the V-2 units and the other secret weapons bases like the 'V-3' high-pressure gun at Mimoyeques, this book examines the impact of these weapon systems and defences not only on the war but on modern weaponry. With many of the sites described still surviving today, this is a perfect companion for a tour of the V weapon sites built during World War II.