The Castle in the Wars of the Roses by Dr Dan Spencer

The role of the castle in the Wars of the Roses has been sadly neglected, according to Dr Dan Spencer. He studies how castles played a vital role in these long wars in this book. He explores the sieges, the non-military use of castles, and even disputes over castles among aristocratic families. I thought that he might list the actual castles, and then write about the part that each played, but he writes about the battles in chronological order. This is a very clearly written and well-researched book, but it is more of a textbook than a riveting read, because the writing is a bit dry. Pictures of the major castles would have been useful.

This is an interesting and useful book for lovers of medieval history.

I received this free ebook from NetGalley in return for an honest review.


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