Norman Stone Castles
British Isles 1066-1216 v. 1
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Norman Stone Castles by Christopher Gravett
Book DescriptionThe Normans were some of the most feared warriors of the High Medieval period, descended from the Vikings who had settled in Northern France under their leader Rollo in or around 911: throughout the following centuries they built on their warlike reputation. This culminated in their conquest of England under Duke William I. This conquest was by no means assured even after the climactic victory of the battle of Hastings. In order to consolidate his position, William built a series of fortifications around 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841766027
(248mm x 185mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 22-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Christopher Gravett
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"Explore the lives of medieval mounted warriors-- from the battlefield to the banquet table"--Cover.
World of Knights and Chivalry, Paperback (April 2012)
From their Roman origins through to the battlefield heroes of the Tudor age, this vibrant history of knights and chivalry covers the customs of knighthood in the Middle Ages, the evolution of the armoured knight, how knights fought and battles they fought in, and the legacy which gives modern recipients this honour.
Knight, Paperback (February 2010)
The traditional 'knight in shining armour' has become a staple figure in popular culture and the images of bloody battlefields, bustling feasting halls and courtly tournaments have been shown time and again in film and fiction. This illustrated book describes how the knight evolved over four centuries of English and European history.
English Castles 1200-1300, Paperback (July 2009)» View all books by Christopher Gravett
The simple castles raised after the Norman conquest had been developed throughout 11th and 12th centuries, whilst the introduction of Islamic and Byzantine fortification techniques from the late 12th century led to further developments in castle architecture.
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Author Biography - Christopher Gravett
Christopher Gravett is Senior Curator at the Royal Armouries and a recognised authority on the arms, armour and warfare of the medieval world. He has worked as an advisor for numerous TV and Film productions. His previous Osprey titles include Elite 17: 'Knights at Tournament', Warrior I: 'Norman Knight 950-1204 AD' and Campaign 13: 'Hastings 1066'. Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specialises in detailed historical reconstructions, and has illustrated Osprey titles on the Aztecs, the Greeks, the American Civil War and the American Revolution. His work features in exhibitions and publications throughout the world.
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