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Simultaneously a seat of government, a military base, a private residence, and a retreat for besieged locals, the medieval castle abounds in both history and romance. This evocative survey traces the rise of fortresses across England and Wales, with 200 photographs, drawings, and plans. Sites include:

York Castle, built by William I in 1068 to ensure that he remained "the Conqueror"

Carnavon Castle, birthplace in 1284 of the first Prince of Wales

Conway Castle, constructed by Edward I in 1280 as a key link in his "iron ring" of castles to contain the Welsh

Dover Castle, guardian of England's gateway, situated atop the well-known White Cliffs

Kenilworth Castle, made famous by the romances of Sir Walter Scott

Suitable for browsing, study, or reference, this volume explains and illustrates castle culture inside and out, from portcullis to turret.

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This evocative survey traces the rise of fortresses across England and Wales, with 200 photographs, drawings, and plans. Sites include York Castle, Conway Castle, Dover Castle, and Kenilworth Castle.

Synopsis:

Once a seat of government as well as the private residence of its owners, the medieval castle was also a military base and stronghold for the surrounding geographical area. The development of these sturdy fortifications in England during the Middle Ages is carefully examined in this profusely illustrated book.

From early chapters dealing with primitive earthworks and Roman stations, the text goes on to explore the construction of the English castle following the Norman Conquest, the beginnings of the stone castle and the Norman keep, bastions of the thirteenth century, military architecture, fortified towns in the later Middle Ages, and more.

Students of architecture, military history, and medieval studies—as well as anyone interested in the evolution of castle construction—will find this work a fascinating and valuable reference.

Synopsis:

Simultaneously a seat of government, a military base, a private residence, and a retreat for besieged locals, the medieval castle abounds in both history and romance. This evocative survey traces the rise of fortresses across England and Wales, with 200 photographs, drawings, and plans. Sites include York Castle, Conway Castle, Dover Castle, and Kenilworth Castle.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486440125
Author:
Thompson, A. Hamilton
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Public, Commercial, or Industrial Buildings
Subject:
Castles
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Buildings - Public, Commercial & Industrial
Subject:
Architecture, Medieval -- England.
Subject:
Military architecture -- England.
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Architecture
Publication Date:
20050631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 Photos, Drawings, and Prints
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 1.05 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
This evocative survey traces the rise of fortresses across England and Wales, with 200 photographs, drawings, and plans. Sites include York Castle, Conway Castle, Dover Castle, and Kenilworth Castle.

"Synopsis" by ,
Once a seat of government as well as the private residence of its owners, the medieval castle was also a military base and stronghold for the surrounding geographical area. The development of these sturdy fortifications in England during the Middle Ages is carefully examined in this profusely illustrated book.

From early chapters dealing with primitive earthworks and Roman stations, the text goes on to explore the construction of the English castle following the Norman Conquest, the beginnings of the stone castle and the Norman keep, bastions of the thirteenth century, military architecture, fortified towns in the later Middle Ages, and more.

Students of architecture, military history, and medieval studies—as well as anyone interested in the evolution of castle construction—will find this work a fascinating and valuable reference.

"Synopsis" by ,
Simultaneously a seat of government, a military base, a private residence, and a retreat for besieged locals, the medieval castle abounds in both history and romance. This evocative survey traces the rise of fortresses across England and Wales, with 200 photographs, drawings, and plans. Sites include York Castle, Conway Castle, Dover Castle, and Kenilworth Castle.

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