Castles were introduced into England by the Normans in the 11th century. More than 1500 were built thoughout England and Wales during the next 400 years. This classic Pitkin looks at the wide range of castles in England: their development and building, their roles as fortresses and homes, and the medieval castle life. A book for lovers of England and her history. Look out for more Pitkin Guides on the very best of British history, heritage and travel.