Schloss II: More Fascinating Royal History Of German Castles

Schloss II: More Fascinating Royal History Of German Castles

Schloss II: More Fascinating Royal History of German Castles

Schloss II is the author’s second book about the fascinating royal history of German castles. It visits 25 more beautiful castles and palaces in north and central Germany and tells more colourful stories of the royal families that built and lived in them. Royalty have always been the celebrities of their day, and these stories from history can rival anything in modern-day television soap operas. Schloss II has more than sixty illustrations and fifteen family trees. It is intended to be light-hearted and easy to read and should appeal to anyone who likes history or travelogues or is interested in people’s personal stories. Schloss is the German word for castle or palace, and you are never far from one of these in Germany. For most of its history Germany was not a single country but a patchwork of independent states, each with its own royal family. These dukes and princes were passionate builders and left behind a rich legacy in the thousands of schlösser (the plural of schloss) that cover the German countryside. The schlösser in this book were built over many centuries and range in time from an eleventh century...

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