By Marc Morris
Medieval Britain used to be ruled by means of its kings, and its kings ruled the land with their castles.
But what have been these castles? have been they fortresses? Palaces? Or symbols in their vendors strength, and in their correct to rule.
In this stimulating choice of articles and essays, the best-selling historian and broadcaster Marc Morris solutions these primary questions - and lots of extra.
He explores a few of Britain’s favorite castles, corresponding to Framlingham, Goodrich and chateau Acre, and the castle-building campaigns of recognized kings like William the Conqueror and Edward I. And he addresses concerns equivalent to the origins of the cult of St George, the altering position of the medieval English earl and the riddle of the Winchester around desk. articles – one on Edward I’s recognition, one other on Lanercost Priory – look the following for the 1st time.
Dr Marc Morris is a best-selling historian and broadcaster. In 2003 he offered the six-part television sequence citadel and wrote its accompanying publication. His different books comprise a severely acclaimed biography of Edward I, an outstanding and bad King, and a huge new heritage of The Norman Conquest