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Castles and castle towns of Great Britain

David Mountfield

Castles and castle towns of Great Britain

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Published by Bracken Books in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Castles -- Great Britain.,
  • Great Britain -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Originally published: London : Studio Editions, 1993.

    StatementDavid Mountfield.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination126p. :
    Number of Pages126
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22199618M
    ISBN 101858912571
    OCLC/WorldCa34346200


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