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Castles Of The Welsh Princes

Author : Paul R. Davis
ISBN : 0862439701
Genre : Travel
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Yn y gyfrol ddarluniadol hon, y mae'r awdur Paul Davis yn cyflwyno cestyll mwyaf urddasol a rhamantaidd Cymru, gan ddisgrifio'u gwneuthuriad a'u hanes. Adargraffiad; cyhoeddwyd gyntaf yn 2007. -- Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru
Category: Travel

Welsh Castles

Author : Adrian Pettifer
ISBN : 0851157785
Genre : Architecture
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History of and gazetteer to all surviving Welsh castles - the majority 13c - arranged by county, with full OS details.
Category: Architecture

The Welsh Princes

Author : Roger K Turvey
ISBN : 9781317883975
Genre : History
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The Welsh princes were one of the most important ruling elites in medieval western Europe. This volume examines their behaviour, influence and power in a period when the Welsh were struggling to maintain their independence and identity in the face of Anglo-Norman settlement. From the mid-eleventh century to the end of the thirteenth, Wales was profoundly transformed by conquest and foreign 'colonial' settlement. Massive changes took place in the political, economic, social and religious spheres and Welsh culture was significantly affected. Roger Turvey looks at this transformation, its impact on the Welsh princes and the part they themselves played in it. Turvey's survey of the various aspects of princely life, power and influence draws out the human qualities of these flesh and blood characters, and is written very much with the general reader in mind.
Category: History

The Medieval Castles Of Wales

Author : John Kenyon
ISBN : 9780708323632
Genre : Fiction
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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.
Category: Fiction

Medieval Castles Of England And Wales

Author : Bernard Lowry
ISBN : 9781784422165
Genre : Architecture
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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.
Category: Architecture

The Castle Community

Author : John Rickard
ISBN : 0851159133
Genre : History
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A general overview of function, location and developments in castles prefaces fully-referenced lists of constables and their role over 150 years.
Category: History

Medieval Warfare

Author : Helen Nicholson
ISBN : 9781403943866
Genre : History
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Warfare in medieval times was never static or predictable - although there were ideals and conventions to follow, in the field commanders had to use their initiative and adapt to the needs of the moment. In this concise, wide-ranging study, Helen Nicholson provides the essential introductory guide to a fascinating subject. Medieval Warfare - surveys and summarises current debates and modern research into warfare throughout the whole of the medieval period across Europe - sets medieval warfare theory and practice firmly into context as a continuation and adaptation of practice under the Roman Empire, tracing its change and development across more than a millennium - considers military personnel, buildings and equipment, as well as the practice of warfare by land and sea
Category: History

Castles And Their Heroes

Author : Barbara Alexander (formerly Hutton.)
ISBN : STANFORD:36105117314547
Genre : Castles
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The Anglo Welsh Review

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ISBN : MINN:31951001221339Z
Genre : English literature
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The Impact Of The Edwardian Castles In Wales

Author : Diane Williams
ISBN : 9781782973676
Genre : History
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The Impact of the Edwardian Castles in Wales publishes the proceedings of a conference held in 2007, a year that marked the seventh centenary of the death of King Edward I, which set out to review recent scholarship on castles that he built in north Wales after two wars, in 1277 and 1282-83 and a Welsh uprising in 1294-95, and to rethink the effect that their building had upon Wales in the past, present and future. Building upon the seminal work of Arnold Taylor, whose study of the buildings and documentary evidence has been pivotal to Edwardian castle studies for more than fifty years, the volume includes papers which call into question the role of Master James of St George as the architect of the kings new castles; the role of Richard the Engineer, the nature of royal accommodation in the thirteenth century and a detailed look at how households worked, especially in the kitchen and accounting departments. New approaches to castle studies are encouraging a more holistic understanding of the Edwardian castles and their context and to this end papers consider their impact on Welsh society and its princes in the thirteenth century, notably Llywelyn ab Iorwerth ( Fawr , the Great) and his grandson, Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, prince of Wales. Their symbolism and meaning through the words of Welsh poets and the mythology behind Caernarfon Castle are also examined, so too is the role of Welshmen in Edward Is armies. The wider context is considered with papers on the Edwardian towns in Wales, the baronial castles in north Wales and Edward I in Scotland and Gascony. The castles still have powerful resonance and the Minister for Heritage in the Welsh Assembly Government considers their role and presentation in Wales today and in the future. Robert Liddiard concludes that the volume 'not only takes our knowledge of the Edwardian castles forward, but also informs the study of castles in the British Isles'.
Category: History

History Of Merioneth

Author : Merioneth Historical and Record Society
ISBN : UOM:39015055608130
Genre : History
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The 2nd volume of a comprehensive history of the county of Merioneth during the middle ages comprising 13 chapters by distinguished historians on various aspects of the social, religious,administrative,economic,architectural,literary of this particular part of Wales.120 black-and white photographs,12 colour illustrations,50 diagrams and plans and 20 maps.
Category: History