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Castles in Wales

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ISBN 10 : 184771031X
Pages : 262 pages
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Download or read book Castles in Wales PDF or another Format written by Gerald Morgan and published by Ylolfa. This book was released on 2008 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: You may be a castle enthusiast on holiday or an armchair aficionado seeking the perfect introduction to Welsh castles. If so, here is the perfect solution: a combination of fireside companion and practical handbook for windswept walks. The introduction sweeps through medieval history, setting the castles in their historical, political and military context, while the main text is a practical guide to nearly 80 castles with grid reference and notes on access, history and building details. Fully illustrated, "Castles in Wales, A Handbook" also includes a list of over 400 medieval castles, and an appendix of possible, post-medieval and lost castles.


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ISBN 10 : 9781526749987
Pages : 252 pages
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Download or read book Castles of Wales PDF or another Format written by John Davis and published by Pen and Sword History. This book was released on 2022-04-30 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1277, Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Prince of Gwynedd, met with Edward I of England in Aberconwy to finalise a treaty that would change the fate of both nations. His hand forced by Edward’s invasion earlier that year, Llywelyn’s acceptance of the terms confirmed not only short-term peace but also that the rule of Wales would pass to Edward on his death. To augment his rising dominance, the English king embarked on a building project that saw the rise of some of the most recognisable fortresses in Europe. Quite literally, an ‘Iron Ring’ of castles. Even before the construction of Edward’s infamous ‘Iron Ring’, castles were by no means rare in Wales. Both before and simultaneous to William the Conqueror’s establishment of timber and stone fortresses in the south and borderlands, a process continued by many of his descendants, native structures also existed. Though often more palatial than protective, such constructions proved decisive to the ongoing wars and were often chosen as sites for future castles. Just as had been the case in England, the story of the castle crosses many centuries. Many began as Roman forts, whereas others date from more modern times. While many are now romantic ruins, others remain cherished family homes, if not hotels or museums. By adopting an identical approach to that seen in Castles of England, the purpose of this book is to throw light on the stories behind them. For as long as there have been castles in Wales, there have been mysteries within their walls. Murders that remain unsolved, treasures unfound, prisoners left to rot in the darkest pits and valiant warriors whose heroic deeds have become a cherished part of the Welsh identity. From blood-soaked heroes to long-lost legends, despotic pirates to wailing hags, Castles of Wales offers a fresh investigation into many of its fascinating fortresses. No country has more castles per square mile than Wales. Even today, there are more than 200 to be enjoyed. Inspired by such a rich tapestry of tales, this book provides an essential introduction to the nation many regard as ‘The Land of Castles’.


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Castles of Wales

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ISBN 10 : 9781445644066
Pages : 96 pages
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Download or read book Castles of Wales PDF or another Format written by Alan Phillips and published by Amberley Publishing Limited. This book was released on 2014-11-15 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The fascinating story of the buildings that have helped to defend Wales throughout its history from the Iron Age to the twentieth century.


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The Medieval Castles of Wales

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ISBN 10 : 9780708323632
Pages : 166 pages
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Download or read book The Medieval Castles of Wales PDF or another Format written by John Kenyon and published by University of Wales Press. This book was released on 2010-10-01 with total page 166 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The purpose of the book is to give visitors to the medieval castles of Wales a concise but informative description of the main publicly accessible sites in a convenient format. An introductory chapter outlines the development of castle architecture in Britain, drawing on Welsh examples, with a number of ‘box features’ that elaborate more fully on particular aspects, such as gatehouses, or key personalities such as Llywelyn Fawr. Five chapters form a regionally based gazetteer of the castles described. Each entry is prefaced with a key to arrangements at each castle, such as whether there is an entry charge. The know history of any given site is then summarized, and this is then followed by the core of each entry, namely the description of the visible remains, to enable visitors to navigate their way around. Some of the descriptions of the larger sites are accompanied by plans. A final chapter provides a brief overview of castle-like buildings dating from the seventeenth century onwards, and this is followed by a guide to further reading.


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The Impact of the Edwardian Castles in Wales

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ISBN 10 : 9781782973676
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Download or read book The Impact of the Edwardian Castles in Wales PDF or another Format written by Diane Williams and published by Oxbow Books. This book was released on 2009-12-16 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Impact of the Edwardian Castles in Wales publishes the proceedings of a conference held in 2007, a year that marked the seventh centenary of the death of King Edward I, which set out to review recent scholarship on castles that he built in north Wales after two wars, in 1277 and 1282-83 and a Welsh uprising in 1294-95, and to rethink the effect that their building had upon Wales in the past, present and future. Building upon the seminal work of Arnold Taylor, whose study of the buildings and documentary evidence has been pivotal to Edwardian castle studies for more than fifty years, the volume includes papers which call into question the role of Master James of St George as the architect of the kings new castles; the role of Richard the Engineer, the nature of royal accommodation in the thirteenth century and a detailed look at how households worked, especially in the kitchen and accounting departments. New approaches to castle studies are encouraging a more holistic understanding of the Edwardian castles and their context and to this end papers consider their impact on Welsh society and its princes in the thirteenth century, notably Llywelyn ab Iorwerth ( Fawr , the Great) and his grandson, Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, prince of Wales. Their symbolism and meaning through the words of Welsh poets and the mythology behind Caernarfon Castle are also examined, so too is the role of Welshmen in Edward Is armies. The wider context is considered with papers on the Edwardian towns in Wales, the baronial castles in north Wales and Edward I in Scotland and Gascony. The castles still have powerful resonance and the Minister for Heritage in the Welsh Assembly Government considers their role and presentation in Wales today and in the future. Robert Liddiard concludes that the volume 'not only takes our knowledge of the Edwardian castles forward, but also informs the study of castles in the British Isles'.


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ISBN 10 : 0851157785
Pages : 212 pages
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Download or read book Welsh Castles PDF or another Format written by Adrian Pettifer and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2000 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: History of and gazetteer to all surviving Welsh castles - the majority 13c - arranged by county, with full OS details.


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ISBN 10 : 9781526749963
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Download or read book Castles of Wales PDF or another Format written by John Davis and published by Pen and Sword History. This book was released on 2022-04-30 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1277, Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Prince of Gwynedd, met with Edward I of England in Aberconwy to finalise a treaty that would change the fate of both nations. His hand forced by Edward’s invasion earlier that year, Llywelyn’s acceptance of the terms confirmed not only short-term peace but also that the rule of Wales would pass to Edward on his death. To augment his rising dominance, the English king embarked on a building project that saw the rise of some of the most recognisable fortresses in Europe. Quite literally, an ‘Iron Ring’ of castles. Even before the construction of Edward’s infamous ‘Iron Ring’, castles were by no means rare in Wales. Both before and simultaneous to William the Conqueror’s establishment of timber and stone fortresses in the south and borderlands, a process continued by many of his descendants, native structures also existed. Though often more palatial than protective, such constructions proved decisive to the ongoing wars and were often chosen as sites for future castles. Just as had been the case in England, the story of the castle crosses many centuries. Many began as Roman forts, whereas others date from more modern times. While many are now romantic ruins, others remain cherished family homes, if not hotels or museums. By adopting an identical approach to that seen in Castles of England, the purpose of this book is to throw light on the stories behind them. For as long as there have been castles in Wales, there have been mysteries within their walls. Murders that remain unsolved, treasures unfound, prisoners left to rot in the darkest pits and valiant warriors whose heroic deeds have become a cherished part of the Welsh identity. From blood-soaked heroes to long-lost legends, despotic pirates to wailing hags, Castles of Wales offers a fresh investigation into many of its fascinating fortresses. No country has more castles per square mile than Wales. Even today, there are more than 200 to be enjoyed. Inspired by such a rich tapestry of tales, this book provides an essential introduction to the nation many regard as ‘The Land of Castles’.


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Castles and Fortifications of Wales

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ISBN 10 : 9781445624846
Pages : 128 pages
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Download or read book Castles and Fortifications of Wales PDF or another Format written by Alan Phillips and published by Amberley Publishing Limited. This book was released on 2013-09-26 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The fascinating story of the buildings that have helped to defend Wales throughout its history from the Iron Age to the twentieth century.


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The Castles of Edward I in Wales 1277–1307

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ISBN 10 : 9781849080637
Pages : 64 pages
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Download or read book The Castles of Edward I in Wales 1277–1307 PDF or another Format written by Christopher Gravett and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2012-10-20 with total page 64 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1277 Edward I gathered a huge army and marched into Wales to subdue the rebel Welsh princes. A key part of his strategy was to erect a castle wherever his army rested. This title takes a detailed look at the design, development and principles of defence of these Welsh castles, documenting daily life within their walls and the historical events that took place around them. Focusing on key sites, it highlights the varied castle designs ranging from fortifications based on French models to the defences inspired by Constantinople, and is illustrated with eight pages of full-colour illustrations and cutaway artwork.


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ISBN 10 : 0760710279
Pages : 273 pages
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Medieval Castles of England and Wales

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ISBN 10 : 9781784422165
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Download or read book Medieval Castles of England and Wales PDF or another Format written by Bernard Lowry and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-05-18 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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. Though some were built before 1066, the Norman Conquest left a lasting legacy in the form of fortifications ranging from small earthworks now barely discernible, to mighty and dominating stone fortresses. This book examines why castles were so essential to medieval warfare, their importance in domestic politics, and the day-to-day lives of those who lived and worked within them. It also shows how the development of new technologies affected their construction and design, and why they eventually fell into disrepair in the late Middle Ages. Beautifully illustrated with stunning photographs, this is the perfect guide for any castle enthusiast seeking to discover more about medieval fortifications and their inhabitants.


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The Medieval Castles of Wales

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ISBN 10 : 9781783162956
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Download or read book The Medieval Castles of Wales PDF or another Format written by John R. Kenyon and published by University of Wales Press. This book was released on 2010-10-15 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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The ancient castles of England and Wales, engr. by W. Woolnoth [and W. Tombleson]. [on large paper, cm 27, with proof plates].

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Download or read book The ancient castles of England and Wales, engr. by W. Woolnoth [and W. Tombleson]. [on large paper, cm 27, with proof plates]. PDF or another Format written by William Woolnoth and published by . This book was released on 1825 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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Castles in Wales

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ISBN 10 : 0861457935
Pages : 192 pages
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Download or read book Castles in Wales PDF or another Format written by Roger Thomas and published by . This book was released on 1988 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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The Castle in England and Wales

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ISBN 10 : 9780429558634
Pages : 228 pages
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Download or read book The Castle in England and Wales PDF or another Format written by D.J. Cathcart King and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-06-26 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Originally published in 1988, The Castles in England and Wales is a comprehensive treatment of the archaeology of the castles in England and Wales. The books looks at how following the Norman Conquest, one of the most characteristic structures of the English landscape, the castle, was used to control and survey the population. In its simplest definition a castle is a fortified habitation, however this book looks at the many uses of castles, from their most primitive kind, intended only for periodic use, or as magnificent decoration, such as Caernarvon and other Welsh castles of Edward I. It is essential reading for all archaeologists and historians alike.


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Understanding the Castle Ruins of England and Wales

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ISBN 10 : 9781476665979
Pages : 228 pages
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Download or read book Understanding the Castle Ruins of England and Wales PDF or another Format written by Lise Hull and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2016-03-01 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Medieval castles were not just showcases for the royal and powerful, they were also the centerpieces of many people's daily lives. A travel guide as well as a historical text, this volume looks at castles not just as ruined buildings, but as part of the cultural and scenic landscape. The 88 photographs illustrate the different architectural concepts and castle features discussed in the text. The book includes glossaries of terminology, an appendix listing all the castles mentioned and their locations, notes, bibliography and index.


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ISBN 10 : 0521458285
Pages : 376 pages
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Download or read book The Medieval Castle in England and Wales PDF or another Format written by Norman J. G. Pounds and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1994 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 castle was minimal, and only a very few ever saw military action. For the first time, the medieval castle in England is seen in a new light which will attract the general reader of history and archaeology as much as the specialist in economic and social history.