Great Medieval Castles of Britain
A review of castle design and building from the Norman Conquest to the early fifteenth century. This copiously illustrated work is both a history of castle building and a guide to some 200 of the finest examples which survive.
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Castles Without Keeps
Early Edwardian Castles
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added addition angle towers barbican Beaumaris Caernarvon Caernarvon Castle Castell y Bere castle building chapel circular keep concentric castle Conisbrough Conway corner courtyard castle Criccieth curtain wall D-shaped towers ditch double-towered gatehouse Dover drawbridge earlier Edward Edwardian Edwardian period entrance passage Farleigh Hungerford feature floor fortification four storeys fourteenth century front ft high ft in diameter ft long ft square ft thick ft wide gatehouse hall Harlech Henry Henry III Inner Bailey Inner Ward James of St kitchen Knaresborough later linked Llywelyn medieval castle moat motte motte-and-bailey North Wales north-east north-west octagonal original Outer Bailey outer curtain wall Outer Ward period polygonal portcullis postern gate presumably probably rebuilt rectangular tower remains Rhuddlan rooms round towers semi-circular shell-keep Skenfrith south curtain wall south-east angle south-west square tower structure surrounded surviving thirteenth century timber tower-house town walls turrets twin-towered gatehouse wall towers water defences Welsh