"What I need," said a lord one day, "is a castle!" So he built the very first one. His idea soon spread. But why did people need castles? What was it like to live in one? And why did castles go out of fashion? This book tells their incredible story, from the first wooden tower to the crumbling ruins you see today. Book jacket.Sims, Lesley is the author of 'Story of Castles', published 2004 under ISBN 9780794507565 and ISBN 0794507565.