By Stuart Reid
Except for the major royal websites, comparable to Stirling and Edinburgh, few Scottish castles have been situated at strategic issues, or have been meant to deal with garrisons required to shield or subjugate cities. as a substitute they have been basically fortified residing homes, erected in an atmosphere of vulnerable Royal authority and endemic feuding among rival clans and teams, in either Highland and Lowland components. even though a few enceinte castles have been constructed in the course of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, so much protecting development considering the tower apartment, a particular vernacular form of Scottish fortification. This e-book examines the layout, improvement, and goal of those quintessentially Scottish structures, and likewise covers better websites reminiscent of Urquhart and Blackness.
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