Sheffield Castle and The Aftermath of The English Civil War

  title={Sheffield Castle and The Aftermath of The English Civil War},
  author={Rachel M.C. Askew},
  journal={Northern History},
  pages={189 - 210}
  • R. Askew
  • Published 3 July 2017
  • History
  • Northern History
The demolition of castles following the English Civil War is often seen as an inevitable consequence of the conflict, with their slighting often being ascribed to a need to prevent further bloodshed and punish the ruling elite. However, recent studies have demonstrated that the destruction of elite buildings during this period was far from straightforward, and this complexity is reflected in the methodology employed to damage them. At Sheffield, so extensive was this damage that, less than a… 



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