Stephen Biesty's Castles

Stephen Biesty's Castles

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Baker & Taylor
Describes ten castles at a moment in history, including Chateau Gaillard, Windsor Castle, and Osaka Castle, through text and illustrations.

Perseus Publishing
Stephen Biesty turns his attention to ten actual castles as they were on ten historic dates.


McMillan Palgrave
Best-selling author, Stephen Biesty, famous for his "Incredible Cross-Sections" books, has now turned his attention to ten actual castles, as they were on ten historic dates (his 1994 book "Castle" focused on a single, imaginary castle). In his new, never-before-published book, Castles, he presents ten real castles each at a singular historic moment, from the 12th to the 19th century, in Europe, the Middle East, and Japan. A partial list includes, Chateau Gaillard, France, 1198; Krak des Chevaliers, Syria, 1271; Windsor Castle, England, 1344; Castel Sant' Angelo, Italy, 1527; Osaka Castle, Japan, 1614.

Each castle is illustrated with fascinating precision over a double-page spread, followed by a lively and informative two-page account of the history of the castle in its time. The combination of illustration and text brings both history and architecture to life. This may be the best-ever book about castles.


Publisher: New York : Enchanted Lion Books, 2004
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9781592700318
1592700314
Branch Call Number: 940.1 HOO
J 940.1 HOO
Characteristics: 47 p
Additional Contributors: Biesty, Stephen
Alternative Title: Castles

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O2bCarrots
May 18, 2015

Does make mention of the two reasons Anne Boleyn goes to the Tower of London (marrying the divorced Henry VIII & then her own execution).

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