A major new overview of the castles, fortresses, palaces and manor houses of the ruling elites of England, France and further afield in Europe during the Hundred Years War, covering the period 1330 - 1480. Analyses over sixty buildings, extensively illustrated in colour with photographs and plans.
This first volume of its kind on the city of Hereford describes and illustrates the most important historic buildings in the city and traces their individual histories through a combination of archaeological and historical evidence.
Westminster Abbey is one of the most important and well-known medieval buildings in Europe but, despite being studied by generations of scholars, there is still much to learn about its history and architecture. The lantern over the centre of the church is a case in point.
The aim of this lavishly illustrated book is to provide an in-depth study of the many medieval peasant houses still standing in Midland villages, and of their historical context. In particular, the combination of tree-ring and radiocarbon dating, detailed architectural study and documentary research illuminates both their nature and their status.