Overview

The castles of Ireland are an essential part of the story of medieval Europe, but were, until recently, a subject neglected by scholars. Dr McNeill weaves the evidence from the castles into the story of lordship and power in medieval Eire.
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Castles in Ireland

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Overview

The castles of Ireland are an essential part of the story of medieval Europe, but were, until recently, a subject neglected by scholars. Dr McNeill weaves the evidence from the castles into the story of lordship and power in medieval Eire.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203973646
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 2/3/2000
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 280
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Dr Thomas McNeill took his doctorate in archaeology at Queen's University, Belfast, where he is currently Lecturer in Medieval Archaeology. He is the author of The English Heritage Book of Castles and The Archaeology of Ulster (with J. P. Mallory).
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Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
Introduction 1
Pt. I Early Castles to c. 1225
1 Before 1166 7
2 Early castles of stone 17
3 Early castles of earth and timber 56
4 Castles and the establishing of English lordships in Ireland 75
Pt. II From the Early Thirteenth to the Mid-Fourteenth Century
5 The central period of English lordship 81
6 Castles in the English fashion 85
7 Castles in a divergent tradition 118
8 Lesser stone castles 148
9 Castles of the Irish 157
10 Summary 165
Pt. III Castles of the Later Middle Ages
11 The fourteenth century 171
12 Enclosure castles of the later middle ages 175
13 Tower-houses: dates and distribution 201
14 Tower-houses: structure and use 211
15 The later middle ages and the end of castles in Ireland 224
Epilogue 230
Gazetteer of selected castles 237
Glossary 245
Bibliography 247
Index 254
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