Author: Simon Jenkins
Publisher: Lane, Allen
ISBN: UCSD:31822037235025
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Architecture

From The Great Citadels Of Caernarvon, Harlech, Powis And Beaumaris In The North, To The Victorian Glories Of Cardiff In The South, St David'S Cathedral ('The Loveliest Church In Wales') In The West To The Exquisite Little Hill Church Of Patrishow In The East, From Plas Newydd Above The Menai Straits To The Romantic Citadel Of Carreg Cennan In The Heart Of The Country, The Buildings Of Wales Embody Its History And Are The Equal Of Any In The British Isles. Simon Jenkins Has Travelled, It Seems, Every Mile Of The Country To Celebrate, And In Some Cases To Find The Very Best Of Them, And Irresistibly Conveys In This Book His Enthusiasm For Them. Cumulatively They Amount To A Cultural History Of Wales By One Of Its Most Devoted Sons. Anyone Who Is Visiting Wales Or Who Loves It Will Want To Own This Glorious Book.

Welsh Castles

Author: Adrian Pettifer
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 0851157785
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Architecture

History of and gazetteer to all surviving Welsh castles - the majority 13c - arranged by county, with full OS details.

Architecture of England Scotland and Wales

Author: Nigel R. Jones
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313318506
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Architecture

A guide to the architectural history and significance of the most famous structures in the history of these storied countries.

The Medieval Castle in England and Wales

Author: Norman J. G. Pounds
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521458285
Release Date: 1994
Genre: History

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.

Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales 1300 1500 Volume 3 Southern England

Author: Anthony Emery
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139449192
Release Date: 2006-03-09
Genre: History

This is the third volume of Anthony Emery's magisterial survey, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales, 1300–1500, first published in 2006. Across the three volumes Emery has examined afresh and re-assessed over 750 houses, the first comprehensive review of the subject for 150 years. Covered are the full range of leading homes, from royal and episcopal palaces to manor houses, as well as community buildings such as academic colleges, monastic granges and secular colleges of canons. This volume surveys Southern England and is divided into three regions, each of which includes a separate historical and architectural introduction as well as thematic essays prompted by key buildings. The text is complemented throughout by a wide range of plans and diagrams and a wealth of photographs showing the present condition of almost every house discussed. This is an essential source for anyone interested in the history, architecture and culture of medieval England and Wales.


Author: A. G. Bradley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107678866
Release Date: 2012-11-22
Genre: History

This guide to Herefordshire by A. G. Bradley was first published in 1913 as part of the Cambridge County Geographies.

British Monachism

Author: Thomas Dudley Fosbroke
ISBN: HARVARD:32044081709289
Release Date: 1843
Genre: Great Britain