English Castles: A Guide by Counties

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Boydell & Brewer, 2002 - Architecture - 384 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

Bedfordshire
3
Buckinghamshire
9
Cornwall
17
County Durham
25
Cumberland
34
Derbyshire
48
Dorset
64
Gloucestershire
77
Hertfordshire
104
Kent
110
Lancashire
133
Leicestershire and Rutland
137
3
149
148
336
207
342
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Herefordshire
93

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