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A Distant Mirror : The Calamitous Fourteenth Century

By: Barbara Wertheim Tuchman

Price: £12.50

Publisher: UK, Papermac: 1995

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 02880

ISBN: 0333644700

Condition: Very Good


In these eminently readable and compelling pages the author brings the insights of a modern historian to bear on the decades of Chaucer and Boccaccio, the time of the Hundred Years' War and the Black Death, of the great fame of Dante, of extravagant civilization and bizarre superstition, of pilgrimage and plague, of revolutionary new technologies and enraged revolt against a poll tax. There is light marking to the text block edges.days to arrive. View more info

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British Castles: With Photographs from the Francis Frith Collection

By: Julia Skinner

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Bounty Books: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04421

ISBN: 0753714434

Condition: Near Fine


Britain's castles have played a momentous part in the making of our nation's history. Evocative and atmospheric, this colourful book will take you on an enjoyable and fascinating journey back in time to revisit some of our most impressive and imposing castles. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

Castles: Their Construction and Histor

By: Sidney Toy

Price: £15.00

Publisher: USA, Dover Publications: 1985

Edition: Reprint

Sellers ID: 04718

ISBN: 0486248984

Condition: Very Good


This concise, scholarly volume traces the history of the castle from its ancient roots in the Lavant, through Roman times and the Middle-Ages, to the fanciful chateaux of the sixteenth century. Profusely illustrated with nearly 200 photographs, floor plan-diagrams and pen and ink renderings. A good, clean and tight book View more info