Fortresses and fashion statements: gentry castles in fourteenth-century Northumberland

@article{King2007FortressesAF,
  title={Fortresses and fashion statements: gentry castles in fourteenth-century Northumberland},
  author={A. King},
  journal={Journal of Medieval History},
  year={2007},
  volume={33},
  pages={372 - 397}
}
  • A. King
  • Published 2007
  • History
  • Journal of Medieval History
  • The fourteenth century saw a dramatic upsurge of new castle building in northern England. Not unreasonably, historians have associated this with the Scottish wars, seeing this proliferation as a direct response to Scottish raiding, and assuming that these castles were designed and built solely to perform a defensive military function. However, recent work on castles has questioned such purely functionalist interpretations. This article examines the castles built in the fourteenth century by the… CONTINUE READING
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