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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.

Copyright has expired for the items included here.

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: Donnington Castle]

Donnington Castle

The Gate House
The gatehouse dates from 1386, when King Richard II granted Richard Abberbury the Elder the right to fortify ("crenellate") his manor. [more...] [$]

[picture: Stokesay Castle: The Courtyard]
[picture: Caerphilly Castle from the South.]
[picture: Plan of Caerphilly Castle]

Plan of Caerphilly Castle

The key reads as follows:
A. Gateway to Inner Ward.
B. Gateway to Outer Ward.
C. Gateway to Grand Front.
D. S. Postern to Grand Front.
E. Great Hall.
F. Kitchen. [more...] [$]

[picture: Penrice Castle: The Gate-House.]

Penrice Castle: The Gate-House.

“This is the largest, but not [according to Sir Charles Oman] the most interesting, of the three castles of Gower. For though its enciente, round keep and gate-house are standing, it as as mere masses of rubble, all the ashlar and carved stonework having been most carefully peeled off the rough cores within. It stands about a mile and a half from the sea, on a plateau at the head of a deep coombe, which runs down through woods to Oxwych Bay. Its back is toward a cliff or very steep descent [...] [more...] [$]


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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.

Copyright has expired for the items included here.


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