Welsh Castles A Guide By Counties

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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

Norman Stone Castles 1

Author : Christopher Gravett
ISBN : 184176602X
Genre : History
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Descended from the Viking raiders who settled in Northern France under the leadership of Rollo in around 911, the Normans were amongst the most feared warriors of their time. Their territorial ambitions culminated in Duke William 1's conquest of England in 1066, but although victory at Hastings left the English crown in William's hands, Norman sovereignty remained far from established on the island. In order to consolidate his position, the new king built a series of fortifications across the country - this book covers all these developments from the early days of William I through to the fortifications of Henry II, Richard I and John.
Category: History

English Castles 1200 1300

Author : Christopher Gravett
ISBN : IND:30000126983943
Genre : Architecture
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"From the end of the 12th century onwards the English castle began to adopt the classical form that defines it to this day, and this period saw the construction and expansion of some of England's most famous fortifications, including the Tower of London. These fortifications were to be thoroughly tested over the course of the 13th century as England was riven by conflict between the monarchy and powerful magnates. As well as providing the focus for warfare, castles increasingly became the centres of the local community providing justice and administration, as well as a more permanent base for the lord, his family and retainers. This title details the design and development of these fortifications throughout England, as well as the major English sites in Wales." --Book Jacket.
Category: Architecture

The Bookseller

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ISBN : NWU:35556000524678
Genre : Bibliography
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Category: Bibliography


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ISBN : UOM:39015066700116
Genre : Bibliography
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Vols. for 1871-76, 1913-14 include an extra number, The Christmas bookseller, separately paged and not included in the consecutive numbering of the regular series.
Category: Bibliography

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