Anglo-Saxon Fortifications in Western Mercia

  title={Anglo-Saxon Fortifications in Western Mercia},
  author={Steven Bassett},
  journal={Midland History},
  pages={1 - 23}
  • S. Bassett
  • Published 1 March 2011
  • History
  • Midland History
Abstract The present state of our knowledge and understanding of the public defences erected in the western half of the kingdom of Mercia between the eighth century and the mid eleventh is surveyed — both those which have already been sampled by excavation, and also those about which we know largely or wholly from written sources and topographical evidence alone. The historical contextualisation of the several main phases of these defences is then reviewed, in particular those which were built… 


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