We then get into a bit of explanation about the French King Philip August (late 12th and early 13th century) and how his reigning style influenced the architectural style of castles in those days. This chapter would have benefitted from a short introduction describing 13th century France and Europe. Obviously that is not the scope of the book, we are talking castles here, but one cannot expect all readers of this English edition to have this background knowledge.
13th century France
Bibliothèque nationale de France, fr. 378
Dis des trois mors et des trois vis - fol.7v
Two women. Between them is positioned what seems like a lovely personification of Death.