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The castle in medieval England and Wales

by Colin Platt

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Published by Scribner in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • England,
  • Wales
    • Subjects:
    • Castles -- England -- History -- To 1500,
    • Castles -- Wales -- History -- To 1500,
    • Fortification -- England -- History -- To 1500,
    • Fortification -- Wales -- History -- To 1500,
    • England -- Civilization -- 1066-1485,
    • Wales -- History -- 1063-1536

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementColin Platt.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDA660 .P55 1982
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 210 p. :
      Number of Pages210
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3508833M
      ISBN 100684177994
      LC Control Number82060228
      OCLC/WorldCa9161737

      The largest castle in Wales, and the second-largest in Britain, Caerphilly Castle was locked within water defences when it was built by the English during the 13th century. The outside is the place, among an array of delights, to see four siege engines, and the inside has a hallowed, majestic feel. I've wanted to know what's like to live in Medieval England, and John Burke's Life in the Castle in Medieval England has satisfied my curiosity. The writing can be more clear, and more illustrations, if in theory, can have been provided to underscore the differences among various castles/5.

      Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Shire Library: Medieval Castles of England and Wales by Bernard Lowry (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!   CASTLE combines colorful animation with live-action documentary sequences to tell the story of a 13th-century Welsh castle. Author David Macaulay, who wrote and illustrated the best-selling book.

      Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Medieval Castle in England and Wales: A Political and Social History by Norman J. Pounds (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products! North Wales Conwy Strollable coastal town surrounded by the best medieval walls in Britain, cradling a handful of fun sights, and crowned by Wales' best castle — one of the most purely delightful towns of its size. Caernarfon Salty, scruffy town worth visiting just to explore Wales' most famous castle. Snowdonia National Park Home to hobbit-cute villages (Beddgelert, Betws-y-Coed), the.


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Designed to dominate the surrounding area, to house powerful garrisons, offer sumptuous quarters for local nobility, and to discourage and repel enemy attacks, castles dominated England and Wales for more than half a millennium.

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England in the Middle Ages concerns the history of England during the medieval period, from the end of the 5th century through to the start of the Early Modern period in When England emerged from the collapse of the Roman Empire, the economy was in tatters and many of the towns abandoned.

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