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

Castles and Urbanism

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 presents the relationship between castle and town, highlighting the fact that in medieval England, castle-building was predominantly rural. The castles built in urban settlements were mainly of royal origin, reinforcing a link between the monarchy and the towns. However, the construction of private fortified residences within medieval towns in other parts of Europe was well attested. Furthermore, while the period in which castle-towns were founded was relatively short, their impacts on townscapes could be far more enduring, in many cases up to the present.

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Creighton, O.H. . Castles and Urbanism. Castles and Landscapes - Power, Community and Fortification in Medieval England. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 133-174 Feb 2005. ISBN 9781904768678. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=20395. Date accessed: 21 Feb 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.20395. Feb 2005

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