Take an amazing tour through a medieval castle. Examine the development of forts and strongholds from the beginning of the Middle Ages, looking at the motives behind the building of castles and the variety of different people needed to make castle life run smoothly. Take a close look at what problems the castle might face in conflicts, such as siege warfare and bombardment, as well as the kinds of personnel who would be involved.
Superb cutaway illustrations and pinpoint enlargements accompany the text. Informative captions, maps, a complete glossary and an index make this title an ideal educational text.