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By Matthew Johnson

ISBN-10: 0415258871

ISBN-13: 9780415258876

ISBN-10: 0415261007

ISBN-13: 9780415261005

In this attractive ebook Matthew Johnson appears 'behind the fortress gate' to find the reality approximately castles in England on the finish of the center Ages.

Traditional reviews have visible castles as compromises among the wishes of convenience and of defence, and as statements of wealth or energy or either. by means of encouraging the reader to view castles relating to their population, Matthew Johnson uncovers an entire new vantage element. He exhibits how castles functioned as stage-settings opposed to which individuals performed out roles of lord and servant, husband and spouse, father and son. construction, rebuilding and dwelling in a fortress was once as advanced an adventure as a bit of medieval art.

Behind the citadel Gate brings castles and their population alive. Combining ground-breaking scholarship with attention-grabbing narratives it will likely be learn avidly by means of all with an curiosity in castles.

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