The comprehensive gazetteer and bibliography of the medieval castles, fortifications and palaces of England, Wales, the Islands.
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An illustrated guide to 80 castles of England and Wales
Charles W. C. Oman

An old text, dating back to 1928, by a noted scholar of the time. This book is much admired by some but I have to say I find it dated, limited and the writing style somewhat patronising. I only really include it in this bibliography for it's historic interest as a early 20th century example of a gazetteer of castles and because it was a text from which later, better gazetteers drew some inspiration.

Published by Reprinted by Beekman House (1978)
ISBN: 0 517 26196 0

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