Castles at WarBook - 1998
This slim, colorful book (containing 150 photos and diagrams) offers a good overview of medieval siege warfare. The authors use a fictional battle between the English and French to drive their narrative, but also provide plenty of historical information on how castles were attacked and how they defended themselves. In addition to surveying the weapons, armor, and tactics used, Donnelly and Diehl include interesting social trivia: Medieval armies that went off to war, for example, usually had a cadre of prostitutes in tow.
Publisher: Dallas, TX : Taylor Pub. Co., c1998
Characteristics: 184 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm