A Guide by Counties
By (author) Adrian Pettifer
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Welsh Castles by Adrian Pettifer
Book DescriptionThe medieval castles of Wales are an imposing group of monuments. Although there are examples from the Norman period, the vast majority of the surviving castles date from the thirteenth century, a dramatic and turbulent period when Wales was nearly united under native rule before succumbing to Edward I's conquest: Caernarfon, Conway, Harlech and Beaumaris are justly famous, but equally fine examples can be found elsewhere, including Pembroke, Kidwelly and Chepstow in south Wales; native Welsh castles feature prominently. This book provides a brief account and complete gazetteer of every surviving castle in Wales, from the impressive earthworks raised by the Norman invaders to the castle-palaces of the later middle ages, and including the remarkable town fortifications of Wales; it is arranged by county for convenience of reference, and offers full Ordnance Survey details. Lavishly illustrated. ADRIAN PETTIFER gained his degree in ancient and medieval history from Birmingham University.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780851157788
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Imprint: The Boydell Press
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A guide to various medieval English castles, ranging from the massive keeps, which dominate the landscape to grassy earthworks and Border pele towers, and spanning the centuries from the Norman Conquest to the accession of the Tudors. This work contains over five hundred entries in county order, each giving a history and description of the castle.
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