|Château d’Angers Overhead View|
|Château d’Angers South View|
The impressive outer wall is 9.8 ft. thick, with seventeen massive towers 59 ft. in diameter guarding its approximately 2,170 ft. length. The château and grounds cover an area of 220,000 sq. ft. Its city and the landward entrances are each guarded by two towers that once stood 130 ft. high but were later cut down to accommodate artillery. Louis gave it to his brother Charles in 1246.
|Castle Chatelet, Entrance to Inner Wards|
|Northkill Amish Series|
J. M. Hochstetler is the daughter of Mennonite farmers and a lifelong student of history. She is a professional editor, a publisher, and the author of award-winning historical fiction whose books have been endorsed by bestselling authors such as Lori Benton, Laura Frantz, and Jocelyn Green. Her American Patriot Series is the only comprehensive historical fiction series on the American Revolution. She is also the author of One Holy Night, the Christian Independent Publishers Association 2009 Book of the Year, and co-authored the award-winning Northkill Amish Series with Bob Hostetler.