A MEDIEVAL CASTLE by MacDonald Fiona

A MEDIEVAL CASTLE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An entertaining glimpse of life in a walled castle. Two-page spreads consider various topics: construction, design, and defense are included, but the emphasis here is on the lives of the castle's builders and the daily occupations of its inhabitants, from lord and lady to mat-weaver and sweeper. Food, village life, farming, religion, and festivals are also featured, making it clear that castle life depended on its neighbors. In colorful detail, lively illustrations depict cross-sectioned interiors and the surrounding countryside. A balanced, informative introduction. Glossary; index.

Pub Date: Nov. 16th, 1990
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Bedrick