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Castles: Their Construction and History

Sidney Toy

Concise, scholarly survey traces castle development from ancient roots. Nearly 200 photographs and drawings illustrate moats, keeps, baileys, many other features. Caernarvon, Dover castles, Hadrian’s Wall, Tower of London, dozens more. This is now a rather old book (It's an abridged version of Castles: A Short History of Fortifications from 1600 A.D. 1600 originally published in 1939) However it is still, justifiably, in print and remains an excellent book with some very good plans.
For biographical notes see
Guy, Neil, 2011-12, 'Sidney Toy - A Biography' The Castle Studies Group Journal Vol. 25 p. 208-223 online copy

Published by Dover Publications (December 1985; New York)
ISBN: 0 486 248 980 4

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