Great medieval castles of Britain
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Published by Bodley Head in London .
Written in English



  • Great Britain,
  • Great Britain.


  • Castles -- Great Britain,
  • Architecture, Medieval -- Great Britain,
  • Great Britain -- History, Military -- Medieval period, 1066-1485

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementJames Forde-Johnston.
LC ClassificationsDA660 .F68
The Physical Object
Pagination208 p. :
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4179220M
ISBN 100370302362
LC Control Number80456970

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