Churches, Houses, Castles

Author: Simon Jenkins

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141024127

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

View: 6279

'A monumental achievement . . . ravishing' Thomas Lloyd, Country Life 'Richly detailed, beautifully illustrated, consistently alive to the virtues of the buildings it visits . . . Every lane travelled has an exquisite, often crumbling manor house or chapel . . . Simon Jenkins loves Wales, and this guidebook invites us to love it too' Adam Nicolson, Evening Standard 'The book is one sustained hymn to ravishing beauty, of both great and small buildings, some gorgeously rich, others entrancingly humble . . .There are his compelling descriptions of the great castles built by Edward I, the neo-medieval fantasies of the Marquess of Bute, parish churchyards romantically set on upland pasture, a medieval pilgrimage church . . . outstanding' Marcus Binney, The Times 'What sets Jenkins apart from previous writers is a lively sense of the wider and deeper historical context, and a rare empathy in bringing to life those who used these buildings of Wales . . . The stones of Wales have found their Ruskin' Hywel Williams, The Times Literary Supplement 'Jenkins has driven through a tangle of lanes and walked through seas of sock-soaking grass to capture the plumpest and rarest trophies for his game-bag . . . It is a pleasure for us to join him in an armchair tour' Christopher Howse, Daily Telegraph 'It is impossible to open this book without wanting to dash for the valleys . . . the author has discovered an astonishing number of architectural jewels - nearly 260 of them . . . Individually, the descriptions are a joyful lucky dip; collectively, they're the best history of Wales you're likely to find on the shelves . . . Superb' Nicholas Crane, Countryfile


Kultur und Geschichte (Reclams Ländergeschichten)

Author: Michael Maurer

Publisher: Reclam Verlag

ISBN: 3159608913

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 4123

Wales erscheint in mancher Hinsicht fremd und eigenwillig, gleichzeitig ist es ein herrliches Ferienland und ein höchst lebendiger Teil Europas. Die Menschen sprechen Keltisch (so sie es noch können), sind stolz auf Landessöhne wie König Artus, die Tudors oder den Dichter Dylan Thomas, leben fromm und nonkonformistisch in Ortschaften mit schier unaussprechlichen Namen. Michael Maurer stellt in seinem informativen Band diese kleinste der britischen Nationen vor: Geographie und Nationalcharakter, die reiche Geschichte von der vorrömischen Zeit bis zum Regionalparlament der Gegenwart, Sprache und Literatur, die Rolle der Musik und des Sports - und vervollständigt damit seine glänzenden kulturhistorischen Darstellungen der Länder des United Kingdom.

Tudor Wales

Author: Nathen Amin

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445617919

Category: History

Page: 150

View: 9778

The Tudors are one of history's most infamous families and the era over which they reigned still captures the public's interest without rival. 'Tudor England' in itself has become a well known phrase that covers many aspects of the era, particularly architecture, arts and the lifestyle. What is often overlooked however is that the Tudors, whilst coming to encompass all that is considered great about England, were a Welsh dynasty with their roots firmly entrenched in the hills across Offa's Dyke. This guide will take you on a journey throughout the beautiful country of Wales and expose the reader to the hidden gems of the Tudor era, from Harlech Castle in the north to Pembroke Castle in the west, and from the holy Bishop's Palace at Lamphey to the sacred Cathedral at St David's. From Dale, Carew and Penmynydd to Raglan, Conwy and Denbigh, every part of W ales has Tudor links, both to the royal Tudors and their more obscure Welsh ancestors. This guide will put you on the path to a true Tudor experience in the Land of their Fathers.

50 Gems of North Wales

The History & Heritage of the Most Iconic Places

Author: John Idris Jones

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445673290

Category: Photography

Page: 96

View: 1663

This beautifully photographed selection of fifty of the region's most precious assets shows what makes North Wales such a popular destination.


Author: Matthew Pointon


ISBN: 0244343292


Page: N.A

View: 3408

Coast: Our Island Story

A Journey of Discovery Around Britain's Coastline

Author: Nicholas Crane

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409074552

Category: Art

Page: 336

View: 3218

Along our shores, towering cliffs from the age of the dinosaurs rise beside wide estuaries teeming with wildlife, while Victorian ports share waterfronts with imposing fortifications. And the people who have lived, worked and played on this spectacular coast - from Stone Age fishermen to seafarers, chart-makers and surfers - have an incredible tale to tell. Coast: Our Island Story is an enthralling account, sparkling with geography, history, adventure and eccentric characters, told with Nick Crane's trademark charisma and wit.

Welsh Castles

A Guide by Counties

Author: Adrian Pettifer

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780851157788

Category: Architecture

Page: 212

View: 1499

History of and gazetteer to all surviving Welsh castles - the majority 13c - arranged by county, with full OS details.

Medieval Bishops' Houses in England and Wales

Author: Michael Welman Thompson

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited


Category: Architecture

Page: 207

View: 4488

From 1133 to 1536 there were 17 bishops' sees in England and four in Wales. Two of these 21 sees had two cathedrals: Bath and Wells and Coventry and Lichfield. At each cathedral the bishop had a house or palace. The book describes the surviving medieval remains there and the far more numerous manor houses and castles owned by the bishops, as well as their London houses. An attempt is made to describe how these buildings relate to the way of life of the bishops in relation to their duties and their income and how in particular the dramatic social changes of the later middle ages influenced their form. The book includes over a hundred plans, sections and photographs of the surviving parts of bishops' residences, with a survey of 1647 of the Archbishop's palace at Canterbury before demolition. It will be of interest to architectural historians, of course, and its social-cultural approach makes it equally valuable to students of medieval history and literature.

Wales Illustrated in a Series of Views

Comprising the Picturesque Scenery, Towns, Castles, Seats of the Nobility & Gentry, Antiquities, &c. : Accompanied by Historical and Topographical Descriptions. South Wales illustrated in a series of views

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: 550

View: 2583

The Medieval Castle in England and Wales

A Political and Social History

Author: Norman J. G. Pounds

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521458283

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 7995

This original and pioneering book examines the role of the castle in the Norman conquest of England and in the subsequent administration of the country. The castle is seen primarily as an instrument of peaceful administration which rarely had a garrison and was more often where the sheriff kept his files and employed his secretariat. In most cases the military significance of the castle was minimal, and only a very few ever saw military action. For the first time, the medieval castle in England is seen in a new light which will attract the general reader of history and archaeology as much as the specialist in economic and social history.


Author: A. G. Bradley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107678862

Category: History

Page: 164

View: 5418

This guide to Herefordshire by A. G. Bradley was first published in 1913 as part of the Cambridge County Geographies.

Black's Guide to England and Wales

Containing Plans of the Principal Cities, Charts, Maps, and Views, and a List of Hotels

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: England

Page: 544

View: 2117

The Book of Llandaf and the Norman Church in Wales

Author: John Reuben Davies

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781843830245

Category: History

Page: 242

View: 9009

The post-Norman ecclesiastical and political transformation of south-east Wales, recorded in early C12 manuscript.