Norman Stone Castles (1): The British Isles 1066-1216 [NOOK Book]

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Descended from the Viking raiders who settled in Northern France under the leadership of Rollo in around 911, the Normans were amongst the most feared warriors of their time. Their territorial ambitions culminated in Duke William 1's conquest of England in 1066, but although victory at Hastings left the English crown in William's hands, Norman sovereignty remained far from established on the island. In order to consolidate his position, the new king built a series of fortifications across the country - this book ...

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Norman Stone Castles (1): The British Isles 1066-1216

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Overview

Descended from the Viking raiders who settled in Northern France under the leadership of Rollo in around 911, the Normans were amongst the most feared warriors of their time. Their territorial ambitions culminated in Duke William 1's conquest of England in 1066, but although victory at Hastings left the English crown in William's hands, Norman sovereignty remained far from established on the island. In order to consolidate his position, the new king built a series of fortifications across the country - this book covers all these developments from the early days of William I through to the fortifications of Henry II, Richard I and John.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781782002277
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/21/2012
  • Series: Fortress , #13
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,353,268
  • File size: 17 MB
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Meet the Author

Christopher Gravett is Senior Curator at the Royal Armouries and a recognised authority on the arms, armour and warfare of the medieval world. He has worked as an advisor for numerous TV and Film productions. His previous Osprey titles include Elite 17: ‘Knights at Tournament’, Warrior 1: ‘Norman Knight 950-1204 AD’ and Campaign 13: ‘Hastings 1066’.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 4
Chronology 9
Design and development 10
Stone castle design
Constructing stone castles
Tour of a castle: Dover 23
The principles of defence 29
Life in a Norman castle 35
Siege warfare 43
The fate of the castles 52
Visiting the castles today 54
Bibliography 60
Glossary 62
Index 64
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