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The Queens Secret

The Queens Secret

…and power collide in the court of Elizabeth I Warwickshire 1575 Pomp fanfare and a wealth of lavish festivities await Elizabeth I at Kenilworth Castle. Organised by the Earl of Leicester he knows this celebration is his last chance to persuade the Queen to marry him. But a fickle man he is unable…

£6.99

My Castle Sticker & Activity Book

My Castle Sticker & Activity Book

…activity book. Produced exclusively for English Heritage as part of our Castles range it offers the perfect entertainment for youngsters. It’s great for rainy Sundays car travel holidays and whenever you want some quiet time. A must for any budding princess or knight the activity book is…

£5.00

Tintagel Activity Book

Tintagel Activity Book

…imagination with this inspirational and educational activity book. Packed with pictures to colour in and puzzles and games to complete it is a great way to teach children about the history and magic of Cornwall's Tintagel Castle. It is also a fantastic souvenir gift for any child that has…

£2.00

Megs Castle

Megs Castle

Meg Mog and Owl stay in a castle. They meet ghastly ghosts and spooky white knights fight brave battles and tuck into a big feast.The bestselling Meg and Mog stories are perfect for sharing or reading alone. Children will love exploring the bright colours sounds and shapes.About the Author Helen…

£5.99

Guidebook: Castle Acre Priory and Castle

Guidebook: Castle Acre Priory and Castle

…sights. It has a castle with some of the most spectacular earthworks in England and one of the most picturesque and best-preserved monastic sites in the country. This new guidebook to Castle Acre Priory and Castle contains a richly illustrated tour and history of priory castle and settlement…

£3.50

Guidebook: Pendennis Castle and St Mawes Castle

Guidebook: Pendennis Castle and St Mawes Castle

The castles of Pendennis and St Mawes were built by King Henry VIII. They were part of a chain of coastal forts created when Spain and France threatened to invade England in the 16th century. For more than 400 years Pendennis Castle played a vital role in the defence of Cornwall seeing action during…

£4.00

Guidebook: Tintagel Castle

Guidebook: Tintagel Castle

With its spectacular setting on a windswept Cornish headland Tintagel Castle is one of England’s most dramatic sites combining history and legend. Associated with myths of King Arthur since the Middle Ages the story of the site actually begins in the fifth to seventh centuries when Dark Age…

£5.00

Guidebook: Goodrich Castle

Guidebook: Goodrich Castle

…the River Wye Goodrich Castle is one of the finest and best preserved of all medieval English castles. This guidebook is richly illustrated with photographs maps and historic images and includes a tour of the extensive castle remains and a full history of the castle and its owners.Key Features:48…

£3.50

Guidebook: Launceston Castle

Guidebook: Launceston Castle

…ruins of Launceston Castle dominate the town and are a reminder of the former power and authority of the Earls (later Dukes) of Cornwall. Built soon after the Norman Conquest the castle gained its present form in the 13th century under Earl Richard of Cornwall. The castle later decayed and became…

£3.00

Guidebook: Dover Castle (German)

Guidebook: Dover Castle (German)

Dover Castle's location commanding the shortest sea crossing between England and the Continent has given it immense strategic importance. The chalk of Castle Hill has been shaped and reshaped over the centuries into massive earthworks ditches and mounds. Imposing walls and towers have been…

£5.00

Guidebook: Norham Castle

Guidebook: Norham Castle

Built in the 12th century by a Bishop of Durham the huge bulk of Norham Castle commands a strong defensive position above the River Tweed. After withstanding repeated attacks during the 13th and 14th centuries the castle gained a reputation for being indestructible. However in 1513 James IV stormed…

£3.00

Guidebook: Pevensey Castle

Guidebook: Pevensey Castle

Pevensey Castle has a long history. The Roman fort at Pevensey was built in the late third century and later served as one of the 'Saxon Shore' forts. After the Norman Conquest a castle with a strong keep was built within the ruined fort and the Roman wall repaired. The castle was besieged…

£3.00

Guidebook: Etal Castle

Guidebook: Etal Castle

Etal Castle was built in the early 14th century by Robert Manners in a strategic position by a ford over the River Till. As a border stronghold Etal was vulnerable to attack from Scottish raiders and so the house was soon protected with curtain walls corner towers and a gatehouse. In 1513 the castle

£3.00

Guidebook: Barnard Castle

Guidebook: Barnard Castle

Barnard Castle is one of the great fortresses of northern England sited on a cliff above the River Tees. Originally built after the Norman Conquest by the Baliol family its defences were successively developed during the Middle Ages to create the castle we can see today. After the death of its most…

£3.00

Guidebook: Deal Castle

Guidebook: Deal Castle

Deal Castle was one of a chain of coastal artillery forts built by Henry VIII to protect England against the threat of invasion by Spain and France. Along with Walmer and Sandown Castles it was designed to defend an important anchorage off the Kent coast known as 'the Downs'. Its flower-like…

£3.00

Guidebook: Pickering Castle

Guidebook: Pickering Castle

…the castle was granted to Edmund Early of Lancaster whose son Thomas led a revolt against Edward II. Thomas was ultimately defeated at the Battle of Boroughbridge not far from Pickering and the castle was returned to royal hands.This guidebook provides a full account of the history of the castle

£3.00

Guidebook: Calshot Castle

Guidebook: Calshot Castle

Calshot Castle was built in 1539-40 on the end of a short shingle spit to guard the entrance to Southampton water. It formed part of Henry VIII's chain of coastal defences to counter the threat of invasion by the Catholic powers of Europe. In 1913 the castle became the nucleus of one of the…

£2.00

Guidebook: Okehampton Castle

Guidebook: Okehampton Castle

For 500 years after its Norman beginnings Okehampton Castle served as a dramatic symbol of the power of its owners. The impressive castle ruins high on their spur overlooking the valley of the River Okement include extensive remains of the Norman keep; the medieval guest lodgings - some of the most…

£3.00

Guidebook: Totnes Castle

Guidebook: Totnes Castle

Totnes Castle was built in the early years of the Norman Conquest to dominate the Saxon town of Totnes and the crossing over the River Dart. It was almost certainly constructed by Juhel one of William the Conqueror's commanders in the south-west and is a fine example of a…

£3.00

Guidebook: Orford Castle

Guidebook: Orford Castle

…into castle life in the 12th century. From the roof there is a sweeping panorama of the town coast and surrounding landscape.This guidebook includes a new reconstruction painting of the castle and its earthworks based on recent research which has revealed the probably position of the lost castle

£3.00

Guidebook: Restormel Castle

Guidebook: Restormel Castle

Restormel Castle sits high above the valley of the river Fowey in Cornwall the picturesque ruins of the keep now the only remains of a luxurious castle that once belonged to the Black Prince. The first castle on the site was probably built shortly after the Norman Conquest but the present building…

£3.00

Guidebook: Yarmouth Castle

Guidebook: Yarmouth Castle

Yarmouth Castle was part of the coastal defences of Henry VIII. When completed in 1547 it embodied the latest fashion in military engineering. It is square in plan and is washed on two sides by the sea. During the Civil War the Isle of Wight was strongly royalist and throughout the Commonwealth…

£2.00

Guidebook: Portland Castle

Guidebook: Portland Castle

Portland Castle was built by Henry VIII between 1539 and 1540 to protect an important anchorage known as the 'Portland Roads'. It was one of a series of coastal fortresses designed to protect England from invasion by France and Spain and it remained armed and garrisoned for nearly 250 years.…

£3.00

Guidebook: Peveril Castle

Guidebook: Peveril Castle

Peveril Castle is among the most dramatically sited Norman castles in England. Begun soon after 1066 by William Peveril one of William the Conqueror's knights the castle came into royal hands in 1155 and was much strengthened by King Henry II. This guidebook explores the remains of the castle

£3.50

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