Strongholds and Sanctuaries: The Borderland of England and Wales

Strongholds and Sanctuaries: The Borderland of England and Wales

by EllisPeters (Author), RoyMorgan (Photographer)

Synopsis

Here, illustrated in words and pictures, are landscapes, besieged castles, garrison towns and hidden villages and valleys of Wales. The text starts in the South, at Chepstow and travels to Chester in the North. Peters reveals the history of the people and places of the Marches, describing their story of claim and counter-claim, Welsh risings and English attacks, siege and defence, captures and burnings. It is the story of the great families of medieval times: teh Mortimers and Henry Hotspur, Offa, King of Mercia, constructor of the Dyke, the Marcher earls and the Welsh Prince Llewelyn.

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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Edition: 1st edition
Publisher: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Published: 29 Apr 1993

ISBN 10: 0750902000
ISBN 13: 9780750902007