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See Inside Castles

See Inside Castles

A popular flip book with a funny angle on the historical facts about castles, the perfect blend of fun and useful information for your kids to enjoy and learn from. This book focuses on a 13th century castle and brings a unique perspective to castles by allowing readers to move closer to the castle taking a look at other structures and on the path.

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In the Castle

In the Castle

One of the most popular titles in the Usborne series of picture books "In the Castle" is designed for very young readers. It takes young children on an imaginative adventure where a young boy travels back in time to how a castle he is playing in looks like back in it's prime. While a little light on facts it's the best of the castle books for providing a balance between entertainment and information with plenty of iconic castle sights such as jousts and medieval banquets.

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Castles (Beginners)

Castles Beginners

Taking a different approach to educating children about castles, this book is made for Key Stage 1. Designed by reading experts at Roehampton University the text is perfect for children to absorb key snippets of information while exploring the magical world of castles. The book has a good blend between real life photos of castles and illustrations.

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Stories of Castles

Stories of Castles

This book has been created as part of the Usborne Young Reading Programme aimed at children competant with reading. Find out why castles were intially created, how was it to live in a castle and some of the best stategies deployed in defending them against relentless sieges.

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Peep Inside the Castle

Peep Inside the Castle

Peep into a castle and explore the daily facts of living in one. Peal back the flaps and explore the different castle rooms is this colourful highly regarded book for children.

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What Were Castles for?

What Were Castles for?

Find out who created castles and how they were built. Who exactly lived in them, plus explanations for jousts and knights as this illustrative book brings the medieval period to life. A colourful book packed with facts about the middle ages including castle sieges and assaults.

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Castle Books for Adults

Castle: A History of the Buildings that Shaped Medieval Britain

Castle: A History of the Buildings that Shaped Medieval Britain

Taking readers through the entire life of castles, this comprehensive guide starts with an introduction to castles in the eleventh century and ends with their widespread abandonment in the seventeenth. This is one of the most detailed books you will find on these iconic medieval structures.

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The English Castle: 1066-1650

The English Castle: 1066-1650

Exploring castles from their inception from the Norman Conquest in 1066 through the civil wars of the 1640s. This great volume includes an amazing 350 illustrations as John Goodall brings to life the history of the English castle over six centuries.

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The Medieval Castle Manual

The Medieval Castle Manual

This book takes more of a niche angle on castles, choosing to exploring them from a construction angle to talk about their history and purpose. This manual uses a magnificient castle at Gu├ędelon throughout the book as a foundation to build upon.

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How To Read Castles

How To Read Castles

If your looking for an adult book that takes more of a picture perspective on castles and their architecture this is the perfect book for you. This is more of a book for technical readers who want to learn about specific parts of a castles construction and focuses on the period between the 10th and 16th century. The book should also be considered for enthusiasts looking for inspiration on which castles to visit in real life.

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