Castles and Landscapes - Power, Community and Fortification in Medieval England - O.H. Creighton

Castles and Landscapes - Power, Community and Fortification in Medieval England - O.H. Creighton

Castle Siting and Distribution

Castles and Landscapes - Power, Community and Fortification in Medieval England - O.H. Creighton

O.H. Creighton [+-]
University of Exeter
O.H. Creighton is Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Exeter. He is the author (with R.A. Higham) of Medieval Castles (Shire, 2003)

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This chapter draws attention to the variety of functions a castle can have, as well as the broad range of topographical sites it can occupy. Moreover, the defensive strength and the strategic value are only a small part of the motivation to build a castle in a particular place. The site's accessibility and viability as an estate, as well as the aesthetic qualities were considered of equal or greater importance.

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Creighton, O.H. . Castle Siting and Distribution. Castles and Landscapes - Power, Community and Fortification in Medieval England. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 35-64 Feb 2005. ISBN 9781904768678. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=20391. Date accessed: 23 Jun 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.20391. Feb 2005

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