Anglo-Norman Castles

Front Cover
Robert Liddiard
Boydell Press, 2003 - Architecture - 414 pages
The castles of the eleventh and twelfth centuries remain among the most visible symbols of the Anglo-Norman world. This collection brings together for the first time some of the most significant articles in castle studies, with contributions from experts in history, archaeology and historic buildings.
Castles remain a controversial topic of academic debate and here equal weight is given to seminal articles that have defined the study of the subject while at the same time emphasising newer approaches to the fortresses of the Anglo-Norman aristocracy. The studies in this volume range from discussions of the residential and military role of the castle to architectural symbolism and royal attitudes to baronial fortification. The result is a survey that offers an in-depth analysis of castle-building during the eleventh and twelfth centuries but which also places Anglo-Norman castles within their broader social, architectural and political context.

Contributors: ANN WILLIAMS, RICHARD EALES, DEREK RENN, LAWRENCE BUTLER, ROBERT HIGHAM, MARJORIE CHIBNALL, R.ALLEN BROWN, CHARLES COULSON, SIDNEY PAINTER, FREDERICK C. SUPPE, GRANT G. SIMPSON, BRUCE WEBSTER, J.R. KENYON, THOMAS McNEILL, T.A. HESLOP, PHILIP DIXON, PAMELA MARSHALL, JOHN BLAIR, CHARLES COULSON, ROBERT LIDDIARD
 

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Contents

List of illustrations vii
5
List of abbreviations xiii
14
Royal power and castles in Norman England
41
two sidelights from the Bayeux Tapestry
69
Measured diagram of plinth at St Michael by the Northgate Oxford
87
The origins of the honour of Richmond and its castles
91
Map of Richmondshire showing distribution of castles
94
a reassessment
105
Distribution of mottes in Scotland
227
Distribution of castles recorded by 1249
229
The Tweed valley
231
Southwest Scotland
232
NormannoWelsh castle warfare c 1075 to 1240
247
places mentioned in the text
248
Old Aberystwyth Tanycastell Cardiganshire
250
Llanrhystud Caer Penrhos Cardiganshire
252

Stokesay Shropshire
111
Orderic Vitalis on castles
119
Royal castlebuilding in England 11541216
133
The castles of the anarchy
179
South Mimms keep and motte
186
Reconstruction of Castle Acre in the late eleventh century
192
Reconstruction of Castle Acre during Stephens reign
193
the east face of the keep seen from the
194
New Buckenham Norfolk
195
view of the castle site from the south east
198
Wolvesey Palace Winchester Hants
201
Castleguard
203
Castle Guard and the Castlery of Clun
211
The Castlery of Clun
212
Charter evidence and the distribution of mottes in Scotland
223
Distribution of feudal holdings recorded by 1214
224
Distribution of burghs recorded by 1214
225
Distribution of monastic foundations of all kinds recorded by 1214
226
Painscastle Radnorshire
254
Hibernia Pacata et Castellata
259
The location of lordships of late twelfthcentury Ireland mentioned
261
Map of mottes in Ireland
262
Histograms of the heights of mottes in the lordships of Ulster
264
Patterns of landholding and mottes in the lordships of Leinster
265
Mottes in the lordships of Meath and Oriel now represented by
267
nostalgia and sophisticated living
273
Orford Castle keep from the west
280
Orford Castle keep plans of the different levels
281
Orford Castle keep the upper hall
283
Orford Castle keep diagrams showing the geometrical basis of
285
a reassessment
297
The impact of Bouvines upon the fortresspolicy of Philip Augustus
357
Select Bibliography
389
General Index
404
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