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Paperback Ancestral Castles of Scotland Book

ISBN: 1855851180

ISBN13: 9781855851184

Ancestral Castles of Scotland

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Scotland's past has been a violent one. From the first raids by the Norwegians in 800, the Scots seem to have been fighting. Throughout this time the castle has been a symbol of its owner's power and control.

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Great photographs, fascinating history

The book provides not only great color long shot photos of various Scottish castles, but also well-chosen detail shots that enrich the reading experience. You'll see marriage stones -- where one partner's coat of arms was chiseled off; lavish dining rooms -- with the door to the dungeon in plain view; and foreboding stairways with statues of St. George -- or is it Joan of Arc! -- overlooking. The text is lively and informative, with about 3 1/2 pages of text for each castle, much of it focusing on the human drama inside the walls. This is a wonderful overview, covering 27 castles in all. I wish there was room to cover more, but I was inspired to further research several of the castles.
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