The Castle in Medieval England and Wales

The Castle in Medieval England and Wales This chronological survey of the castle examines its various functions during the Middle Ages The author explores the castle s uses as alternately a refuge in lawless times a baronial residence a pr

  • Title: The Castle in Medieval England and Wales
  • Author: Colin Platt
  • ISBN: 9781851529025
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This chronological survey of the castle examines its various functions during the Middle Ages The author explores the castle s uses as alternately a refuge in lawless times, a baronial residence, a protection against raiders, and a symbolic exhibition of extravagance or dynastic might before it was finally replaced by the country house or the publicly owned fort or batterThis chronological survey of the castle examines its various functions during the Middle Ages The author explores the castle s uses as alternately a refuge in lawless times, a baronial residence, a protection against raiders, and a symbolic exhibition of extravagance or dynastic might before it was finally replaced by the country house or the publicly owned fort or battery Includes closely observed descriptions of individual castles and their development, setting them against the political, social, and economic realities of medieval times BW photos illus.

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