Castle Stories Introduction

I didn't really know much about medieval castles when I was growing up; I was more interested in ghosts and UFOs.

But my son David developed an early interest in castles and all things medieval. This motivated me to begin researching the topic of castles. Over the course of many years, I was able to visit many different castles throughout Europe. One day I still hope to write a book that reflects my fascination with these unique fortifications.

Here are five castle stories that I have written:


The Siege of Kildrummy Castle -- a very short story about the aftermath of the siege at a Scottish castle and an unfortunate blacksmith

The Deadly Siege of Rochester Castle -- an account of one of the most famous castle sieges of all time

Master James of St. George, Castle Builder -- a short biography of the early career of Master James, considered by many to be the best castle builder of all

Beaumaris Castle, Master James's Masterpiece -- a description of the Welch castle, including its revolutionary but ultimately flawed design

A Few Words about Castle Toilets -- one of the most overlooked, but quite important, parts of a medieval castle

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