The English Castle: 1066-1650

The English Castle: 1066-1650

by John Goodall




From coast to coast, the English landscape is still richly studded with castles both great and small. As homes or ruins, these historic buildings are today largely objects of curiosity. For centuries, however, they were at the heart of the kingdom's social and political life. The English Castle is a riveting architectural study that sets this legion of buildings in historical context, tracing their development from the Norman Conquest in 1066 through the civil wars of the 1640s.

In this magnificent, compellingly written volume, which includes over 350 illustrations, John Goodall brings to life the history of the English castle over six centuries. In it he explores the varied architecture of these buildings and describes their changing role in warfare, politics, domestic living, and governance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300110586
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 04/12/2011
Series: The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 11.50(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

John Goodall is the architecture editor of the weekly magazine Country Life.

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