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The Medieval Castle in England and Wales

Author : Norman John Greville Pounds
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This original and pioneering book examines the role of the castle in the Norman conquest of England and in the subsequent administration of the country. The castle is seen primarily as an instrument of peaceful administration which rarely had a garrison and was more often where the sheriff kept his files and employed his secretariat. In most cases the military significance of the castle was minimal, and only a very few ever saw military action. For the first time, the medieval castle in England is seen in a new light which will attract the general reader of history and archaeology as much as the specialist in economic and social history.

Medieval Castles of England and Wales

Author : Bernard Lowry
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Designed to dominate the surrounding area, to house powerful garrisons, offer sumptuous quarters for local nobility, and to discourage and repel enemy attacks, castles dominated England and Wales for more than half a millennium. Though some were built before 1066, the Norman Conquest left a lasting legacy in the form of fortifications ranging from small earthworks now barely discernible, to mighty and dominating stone fortresses. This book examines why castles were so essential to medieval warfare, their importance in domestic politics, and the day-to-day lives of those who lived and worked within them. It also shows how the development of new technologies affected their construction and design, and why they eventually fell into disrepair in the late Middle Ages. Beautifully illustrated with stunning photographs, this is the perfect guide for any castle enthusiast seeking to discover more about medieval fortifications and their inhabitants.

The Medieval Castle in England and Wales

Author : Norman John Greville Pounds
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This original and pioneering book examines the role of the castle in the Norman conquest of England and in the subsequent administration of the country. The castle is seen primarily as an instrument of peaceful administration which rarely had a garrison and was more often where the sheriff kept his files and employed his secretariat. In most cases the military significance of the castle was minimal, and only a very few ever saw military action. For the first time, the medieval castle in England is seen in a new light which will attract the general reader of history and archaeology as much as the specialist in economic and social history.

The Castle in Medieval England and Wales

Author : Colin Platt
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Britain s Medieval Castles

Author : Lise Hull
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Lise Hull takes the reader on a cultural and historical tour of Britain's medieval castles, with a special emphasis on how these structures evolved to serve their inhabitants' changing military and political needs.

Allen Brown s English Castles

Author : Reginald Allen Brown
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A reissue of the classic guide to the origins, purpose and identity of the great castles of England and Wales, built after the arrival of the Normans.

Understanding the Castle Ruins of England and Wales

Author : Lise Hull
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Medieval castles were not just showcases for the royal and powerful, they were also the centerpieces of many people’s daily lives. A travel guide as well as a historical text, this volume looks at castles not just as ruined buildings, but as part of the cultural and scenic landscape. The 88 photographs illustrate the different architectural concepts and castle features discussed in the text. The book includes glossaries of terminology, an appendix listing all the castles mentioned and their locations, notes, bibliography and index.

The Castle in England and Wales

Author : D. J. Cathcart King
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Originally published in 1988, The Castles in England and Wales is a comprehensive treatment of the archaeology of the castles in England and Wales. The books looks at how following the Norman Conquest, one of the most characteristic structures of the English landscape, the castle, was used to control and survey the population. In its simplest definition a castle is a fortified habitation, however this book looks at the many uses of castles, from their most primitive kind, intended only for periodic use, or as magnificent decoration, such as Caernarvon and other Welsh castles of Edward I. It is essential reading for all archaeologists and historians alike.

Medieval Castles

Author : Marilyn Stokstad
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Combines original documents in English translation and interpretive essays to examine the role of the castle in medieval society.

The Great Tours England Scotland and Wales

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Medieval castles and cathedrals are some of the most striking sites in all of Britain. Here, survey the development of castles built between 1066 and 1500. As you reflect on the evolution of the stone keep and outer wall, concentric design, and more, your tour takes you to such crowd-pleasers as Tower of London, Caerphilly in Wales, Dover Castle, and more.

The Castle at War in Medieval England and Wales

Author : Dan Spencer
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In this highly readable and groundbreaking book, the ‘story’ of the castle is integrated into changes in warfare throughout this period providing us with a new understanding of their role.

The Medieval Castles of Wales

Author : John Kenyon
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The purpose of the book is to give visitors to the medieval castles of Wales a concise but informative description of the main publicly accessible sites in a convenient format. An introductory chapter outlines the development of castle architecture in Britain, drawing on Welsh examples, with a number of ‘box features’ that elaborate more fully on particular aspects, such as gatehouses, or key personalities such as Llywelyn Fawr. Five chapters form a regionally based gazetteer of the castles described. Each entry is prefaced with a key to arrangements at each castle, such as whether there is an entry charge. The know history of any given site is then summarized, and this is then followed by the core of each entry, namely the description of the visible remains, to enable visitors to navigate their way around. Some of the descriptions of the larger sites are accompanied by plans. A final chapter provides a brief overview of castle-like buildings dating from the seventeenth century onwards, and this is followed by a guide to further reading.

The Idea of the Castle in Medieval England

Author : Abigail Wheatley
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A new way of looking at the medieval castle - as a cultural reflection of the society that produced it, seen through art and literature.

Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales 1300 1500 Volume 3 Southern England

Author : Anthony Emery
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This is the third volume of Anthony Emery's magisterial survey, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales, 1300–1500, first published in 2006. Across the three volumes Emery has examined afresh and re-assessed over 750 houses, the first comprehensive review of the subject for 150 years. Covered are the full range of leading homes, from royal and episcopal palaces to manor houses, as well as community buildings such as academic colleges, monastic granges and secular colleges of canons. This volume surveys Southern England and is divided into three regions, each of which includes a separate historical and architectural introduction as well as thematic essays prompted by key buildings. The text is complemented throughout by a wide range of plans and diagrams and a wealth of photographs showing the present condition of almost every house discussed. This is an essential source for anyone interested in the history, architecture and culture of medieval England and Wales.

Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales 1300 1500 Volume 2 East Anglia Central England and Wales

Author : Anthony Emery
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The second volume of a massive, illustrated survey, the first of its kind for 150 years.

Medieval Warfare

Author : Everett U. Crosby
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Hono sapiens, homo pugnans, and so it has been since the beginning of recorded history. In the Middle Ages, especially, armed conflict and the military life were so much a part of the political and cultural development that a general account of this period is, in large measure, a description of how men went to war.

The Medieval Castle

Author : Kathryn L. Reyerson
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The Medieval Castle was first published in 1991. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

British Medieval Castles

Author : Plantagenet Somerset Fry
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Late Medieval Castles

Author : Robert Liddiard
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A collection of the most significant articles in castle studies, with contributions from scholars in history, archaeology, historic buildings and landscape archaeology.

The Normans and Their Adversaries at War

Author : Richard P Abels
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Studies of warfare, armies, logistics and weapons throughout the Norman realms.