Understanding the Castle Ruins of England and Wales: How to Interpret the History and Meaning of Masonry and Earthworks

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McFarland, Mar 23, 2009 - History - 228 pages
Medieval castles were not just showcases for the royal and powerful, they were also the centerpieces of many people’s daily lives. A travel guide as well as a historical text, this volume looks at castles not just as ruined buildings, but as part of the cultural and scenic landscape. The 88 photographs illustrate the different architectural concepts and castle features discussed in the text. The book includes glossaries of terminology, an appendix listing all the castles mentioned and their locations, notes, bibliography and index.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Castle Development
9
2 From the Outside
42
3 Exploring the Interior
88
4The Manorial Estate
140
5 The Castle Experience
168
Appendix
195
Chapter Notes
205
Bibliography
209
Index
213
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Lise Hull has spent two decades exploring and studying British castles and has visited more than 450 castles. She lives in Bandon, Oregon.

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