By Stuart Reid
Aside from the main royal websites, resembling Stirling and Edinburgh, few Scottish castles have been positioned at strategic issues, or have been meant to deal with garrisons required to shield or subjugate cities. as an alternative they have been essentially fortified residing homes, erected in an atmosphere of susceptible Royal authority and endemic feuding among rival clans and teams, in either Highland and Lowland parts. even supposing a few enceinte castles have been constructed in the course of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, such a lot shielding building excited by the tower condo, a particular vernacular type of Scottish fortification. This booklet examines the layout, improvement, and function of those quintessentially Scottish structures, and in addition covers greater websites resembling Urquhart and Blackness.
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Castles And Tower Houses Of The Scottish Clans 1450-1650 by Stuart Reid