Norman Stone Castles (1): The British Isles 1066–1216 (Fortress) (Paperback)

Norman Stone Castles (1): The British Isles 1066–1216 (Fortress) By Christopher Gravett, Adam Hook (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Christopher Gravett, Adam Hook (Illustrator)


Descended from the Viking raiders who settled in Northern France under the leadership of Rollo in around 911, the Normans were amongst the most feared warriors of their time. Their territorial ambitions culminated in Duke William 1's conquest of England in 1066, but although victory at Hastings left the English crown in William's hands, Norman sovereignty remained far from established on the island. In order to consolidate his position, the new king built a series of fortifications across the country - this book covers all these developments from the early days of William I through to the fortifications of Henry II, Richard I and John.

About the Author

Christopher Gravett is Senior Curator at the Royal Armouries and a recognised authority on the arms, armour and warfare of the medieval world. He has worked as an advisor for numerous TV and Film productions. His previous Osprey titles include Elite 17: 'Knights at Tournament', Warrior 1: 'Norman Knight 950-1204 AD' and Campaign 13: 'Hastings 1066'.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781841766027
ISBN-10: 184176602X
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: October 22nd, 2003
Pages: 64
Language: English
Series: Fortress