English Castles

English Castles

A Guide by Counties

Adrian Pettifer

Paperback
$34.95

Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

A comprehensive and concise guide to all medieval English castles of which something can still be seen today, ranging from the massive keeps which still dominate the landscape to grassy earthworks and Border pele towers, and spanning the centuries from the Norman Conquest to the accession of the Tudors
A well-written contribution to the literature on the subject, and will interest both the historically minded tourist and, as a reference book, the scholar. WAR IN HISTORY

A comprehensive and concise guide to all medieval English castles of which something can still be seen today, ranging from the massive keeps which still dominate the landscape to grassy earthworks and Border pele towers, and spanning the centuries from the Norman Conquest to the accession of the Tudors. English Castles contains over five hundred main entries in county order, each giving a brief history and description of the castle. A short introduction supplies the historical background to the explosion of castle-building in the middle ages, and there is a glossary covering all aspects of castles in some detail. There are also full Ordnance Survey map references.

Details

December 1995
16 black and white, 40 line illustrations
384 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9780851157825
Format: Paperback
Boydell Press
BIC AMX, 1DBKE, 2AB, 3H
BISAC HIS037010, ARC005000, HIS015000
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Reviews

A well-written contribution to the literature on the subject, and will interest both the historically minded tourist and, as a reference book, the scholar. WAR IN HISTORY

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