If you have ever wondered what life in a medieval castle was like, this is the book for you. Joseph and Frances Gies describes in great detail everything from how, why and when castles were first built, their evolution and finally their decline.
While reading life in a medieval castle I sometimes forgot this was a book about castles. The authors offer such a wide spectrum of history that surrounds castles that it is easy to lose oneself in the book.
The castle comes to england
The castle as a house
A day in the castle – which I found very interesting
Hunting as a way of life
The making of a knight
The castle at war – another chapter I found interesting
The castle year
The decline of the castle