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Title: Castles

Author: Oman, Charles

City: London

Date: 1926

Total items: 33

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Broughton Castle]

Broughton Castle

The Barbican or Outer Gate
Started in AD 1300 or so by Sir John de Broughton and granted a licence to crenellate (that is, to fortify it and add the embrasures for archers ontop of the roof) in 1406, [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Abergavenny Castle]

Abergavenny Castle

There has been a castle at Abergavenny since around 1087, but today’s ruins were built in the 13th and 14th centuries. Today there is a gate with barbican and a couple of towers. There are [...]Castles of Wales web site. Abergavenny is also called, in Welsh, Y Fenni. [more...] [$]

[picture: Ludlow Castle: Gate-way of chapel]

Ludlow Castle: Gate-way of Chapel

Late Norman also is the very curious round chapel of St. Mary Magdalen, which stands in the middle of the ward, and displays a particularly fine entrance door with zig-zag moulding, and another arch opening into the place where the now-vanished chancel stood. The interior, now [1926] open to the sky, was once very elaborately decorated with woodwork [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Plan of Ludlow Castle]

Plan of Ludlow Castle

“This is by far the most important castle of the whole Welsh border, surpassing Chepstow in size and Raglan in historic interest.” (p. 135) [more...] [$]


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Places shown:

Abergavenny ·Banbury ·Berkshire ·Broughton ·Caerphilly ·Chepstow ·Chirk ·Cornwall ·Cowbrdge ·Denbighshire ·Donnington ·Glamorgan ·Goodrich ·Gower Peninsula ·Gwynedd ·Harlech ·Herefordshire ·Kenilworth ·Lostwithiel ·Ludlow ·Monmouthshire ·Oxfordshire ·Pembroke ·Pembrokeshire ·Penrice ·Powys ·Raglan ·Restormel ·Saltash ·Shropshire ·Skenfrith ·St Mawes ·St Michael's Mount ·Stokesay ·Tretower ·Upton ·Warwickshire ·none

Pictures from Castles by Charles Oman, K.B.E., M.A., All Souls College, Chichele Professor of Modern History in the University of Oxford; Member of Parliament for the University; Hon. LL.D. (Edin) and Fellow of the British Acadamy, etc. Published by the Great Western Railway, Paddington Station, London, 1926.

Sir Charles Oman appears not to be regarded today as a good historian; see, for example, R. Allan Brown’s comments quoted at the soc.history.mediaeval web site maintained by Paul Gans.

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