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, akin to Framlingham, Goodrich and chateau Acre, and the castle-building campaigns of well-known kings like William the Conqueror and Edward I. And he addresses matters comparable to the origins of the cult of St George, the altering function of the medieval English earl and the riddle of the Winchester around desk. articles – one on Edward I’s attractiveness, one other on Lanercost Priory – look right here for the 1st time.
Dr Marc Morris is a best-selling historian and broadcaster. In 2003 he offered the six-part television sequence fortress and wrote its accompanying ebook. His different books comprise a severely acclaimed biography of Edward I, a good and negative King, and an immense new heritage of The Norman Conquest