CASTLES: HISTORY, ARCHAEOLOGY, LANDSCAPE, ARCHITECTURE and SYMBOLISM

Essays in Honour of Derek Renn

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416 pages; 20 papers; 350 colour & black & white illustrations; cloth bound with dust cover.

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Contents & Contributors:

Derek Renn: From Actuary to Antiquarian - NElL GUY

A Retrospection and Commemoration - CHARLES COULSON

The eleventh-century elite landscapes of Nantwich Castle and Acton, Cheshire a paradigm shift in continuity of site significance? - RACHEL SWALLOW

The Romanesque Donjon at Montbazon: A Reassessment

PAMELA MARSHALL

New castle and Danes castle - local memory in medieval and later Exeter - ROBERT HIGHAM

The Round Tower of Barnard Castle - MALCOLM HISLOP

Innovative Castle Design on the Western Fringe of the Angevin Empire - DANIEL TIETZSCH-TYLER

Philippe Auguste ‘tours’ - JEAN MESQUI

Two remarkable North Yorkshire buildings: Middleham ’s great tower and Helmsley ’s west tower - JOHN R. KENYON

Fog in the Channel? Influences in Anglo-French castle building - JEREMY K KNIGHT

A medieval wall breaker: origins, evolution and impact of the trebuchet - PETER PURTON

Roscommon Castle, the Otherworld, and the True Cross

- TADHG O’KEEFFE

Broad Gate, Ludlow: ‘James of St. George’ beyond North Wales? - NEIL GUY

Bothwell: a Welsh Marches castle in Scotland? - NEIL LUDLOW

Hugh Despenser and Caerphilly Castle - RICK TURNER AND STEPHEN PRIESTLEY

The Water Tower - Chester - Revisited - DAVID MERCER

Langley Castle - TOM McNEILL AND GILLIAN SCOTT

Stourton and Collyweston: two lost fifteenth-century mansions - ANTHONY EMERY

What do castles want? MATTHEW H JOHNSON        

Patron and Builder - PHILIP DIXON

The published works of Derek Renn 1957 - 2018

Index - places, people, architectural features, cultural artefacts



The Keep - Corfe Castle.