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Published: 24 March 2019

288 Pages | 90 black and white figures/illustrations

9.7 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780198809463

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Anglo-Saxon Towers of Lordship

Michael G. Shapland

Medieval History and Archaeology

  • A study of the towers constructed by lords at their residences across England during the late tenth and eleventh centuries, many of which still stand above ground and can be visited today
  • The first book to use standing architecture to study secular elites from before the Norman Conquest, a period for which no secular buildings are known to survive anywhere in England
  • The first book to argue that Anglo-Saxon towers influenced the keeps and gatehouses of England's earliest stone castles