Everything you ever wanted to know about castles is in this book. I found much of it fascinating - such as the bathroom facilities. It's a good book, and if you begin to get bored with it, turn a few pages and find something else to learn!
The Gies' are terrific storytellers. They give the facts and do so in detail while telling them in such a fashion as to rival any Hollywood movie. If only the textbook writers would strive to attain the skill and mastery over non-fiction that Mr. & Mrs. Gies have throughout all their books, schools would see a fantastic leap in the GPA of their students. My husband is a writer and we buy every book we find from the Gies' for his reference collection.