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Castles of England and Wales contains sections on the castles of: Windsor; Alnwick; Arundel; Bamburgh; Caerphilly; Carisbrooke, Corfe and Porchester; Castle Rising; The Channel Coast; Chepstow; Chillingham; Chirk; Durham; Kenilworth; Richmond and Barnard; The Tower of London; Warwick; The Castles of North Wales; Tintagel and Newcastle. Roman forts and hill forts were the main antecedents of castles throughout Europe, which emerged in the 9th century in the Carolingian Empire. Castles were introduced to the British Isles around the early 11th century, by Norman-French followers of King Edward the Confessor. When William the Conqueror executed the Norman Conquest of England, he brought with him the practice of building a castle to protect and hold the land, by then quite familiar on the mainland of Western Europe.