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

The Castle as Estate Centre: Tenurial Landscapes

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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The chapter analyses the relationship between castles and landholding, highlighting the fact that in the medieval society private fortifications were built and owned by a broad range of people. In certain contexts lordships were administered without castles, while most lords have raised fortified centres within their estates. The pattern of castle-building within lordships was influenced by the compactness of estates and their economic potential, being mostly related to earlier patterns of tenurial geography.

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Creighton, O.H. . The Castle as Estate Centre: Tenurial Landscapes. Castles and Landscapes - Power, Community and Fortification in Medieval England. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 89-109 Feb 2005. ISBN 9781904768678. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=20393. Date accessed: 18 Sep 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.20393. Feb 2005

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