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The castles in medieval England and Wales

C. Platt

The castles in medieval England and Wales

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Published by Secker and Warburg in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementC. Platt.
The Physical Object
Pagination224p.
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15044184M
ISBN 100436375567
OCLC/WorldCa59238024


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Morris’ slim yet detailed book moves us beyond an I-know-it-when-I-see-it impression and toward a real understanding of these buildings, creating a more vivid, rich and accurate view of England, Wales and Scotland in the medieval period.", Book Reporter "Captivating and entertaining/5(17).

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This original and pioneering book examines the role of the castle in the Norman conquest of England and in the subsequent administration of the country.

The castle is seen primarily as an instrument of peaceful administration which rarely had a garrison and was more often where the sheriff kept his files and employed his secretariat. In most cases the military significance of the. The Castles at War in Medieval England and Wales by Dan Spencer If you’re interested in learning more about castles, along with some English and Welsh history, look no further, Dan Spencer’s latest release, The Castle at War in Medieval England and Wales covers their long history from the time of the Norman Conquest to the seventeenth century.

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Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Platt, Colin. Castle in medieval England and Wales. London: Secker & Warburg, ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xiv, pages: illustrations ; 26 cm: Contents: Castles of conquest and settlement --The transition to stone --Growing sophistication --A time for professionals --Castles of law and order --Castles of the Hundred Years War --Castles of chivalry I: before --Castles of chivalry II: the fifteenth.

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A detailed history of the development of castles in England, Scotland and Wales from the time of the Norman invasion. The text is supported by a variety of colour and. William and his knights, and the castles they built, transformed England and helped impose Norman rule.

Norman clergy dominated the Church, and monasteries and churches were constructed in the new Romanesque or Norman style of architecture. William’s survey of England, Domesday Book (), recorded a land governed by feudal ties.

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