Towers of Defiance

Towers of Defiance

Castles and Fortifications of the Welsh Princes

Paul R Davis

An extremely comprehensive, fully illustrated guide to the history and evolution of the Welsh castle during the time when the native rulers held sway (c.1066-1283). Excellent aerial photography, plans and reconstruction drawings examine the various architectural designs and layouts that created the distinctive form of the Welsh castle.
Date Published :
May 2021
Publisher :
Y Lolfa
Contributor(s) :
Paul R Davis
Illustration :
fully illustrated
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781912631308
Pages : 288
Dimensions : 7.9 X 8.3 inches
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Overview
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This book explores the history and evolution of the Welsh castle during the time when the native rulers held sway (c.1066-1283). An extremely comprehensive, full-color guide, it is illustrated throughout with spectacular new aerial photography, plans and reconstruction drawings, through which the author examines the various architectural designs and layouts that created the distinctive form of the Welsh castle. A historical introduction sets the scene for the period and explains the ruling aristocracy’s need for castles, exploring the social and political struggles that characterized the age and the ways in which the rulers of early medieval Wales used castles and other defensive structures to enhance and maintain their status. An architectural introduction examines the structure of the castles, their design, layout and method of construction. The gazetteer section then looks at each of the known and presumed native fortifications, organized under the various royal dynasties of medieval Wales. Each entry provides a historical and architectural summary of the site, including recent discoveries and revised interpretations of well-known sites, along with map references and access details for visitors.

About The Author
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Paul R Davis was born in South Wales and educated at Dyfed College of Art. He has worked for the Dyfed Archaeological Trust, and is author-illustrator of ten books on the historic monuments of Wales, three now in their second edition. In his day job, he is a professional surveyor

Paul R Davis was born in South Wales and educated at Dyfed College of Art. He has worked for the Dyfed Archaeological Trust, and is author-illustrator of ten books on the historic monuments of Wales, three now in their second edition. In his day job, he is a professional surveyor

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