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By John Kinross

during this wonderful, full-colour publication, John Kinross explores the attention-grabbing heritage in the back of the castles of Herefordshire, Shropshire and the Welsh border. components characterized by way of their rural attractiveness and agricultural attraction, it really is no shock that they're domestic to such striking relics. From the majestic Goodrich fortress, that's positioned at the River Wye and boasts some of the most intact units of medieval household structures surviving this present day, to the purple sandstone citadel at Shrewsbury, secure by means of the River Severn, each one web site tells a unique story. The castles of Herefordshire and Shropshire shape the heritage of this booklet, however the Marcher court docket, dependent at Ludlow fortress, managed all criminal affairs within the quarter of the Southern Marches. within the north the northern courtroom used to be dependent at Chester fortress till being moved to Rhuddlan while the Welsh ceased to reason rebellions. hence Cheshire castles are integrated plus the amazing Welsh castles like Chirk and Chepstow. For curiosity the various moated manors, used specifically through the Civil battle, also are integrated, the place there are nonetheless a few continues to be visible. superbly illustrated and very informative, Castles of the Marches is a must-read that brings the prior to life.

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