The medieval castle was the residence of the local lord, center of the community, and stronghold against enemy attacks. This collection of 30 detailed illustrations focuses on activities within the castle and how the heavily fortified structure functioned. Included are views of the castle's main features: the moat, drawbridge and portcullis (a heavy iron gate suspended by chains); strong tower, or keep; the Great Hall, center of court life; dungeons; and others. Also here are ready-to-color scenes of a lady doing needlework at a window seat, a crossbowman atop a castle wall, a castle under siege, and more. Includes 30 full-page black-and-white illustrations as well as 4 full-color illustrations on the covers.
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