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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: Plan of Kenilworth Castle]

Plan of Kenilworth Castle

There has been a castle at this site since at least the first half of the 12th century, although the oldest of the present buildings could be as late as the 1260s according to Sir Charles Oman. [more...] [$]

[picture: Goodrich Castle]

Goodrich Castle

Corner Tower
“This castle alone, in the whole shire [Herefordshire], has remained fairly perfect, and shows some fine towers and walls. It lies on the [River] Wye, between Ross and Monmouth [...]. It appears to have been built by the de Clares of the [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Ludlow Castle: Inner Ward and Round Chapel]

Ludlow Castle: Inner Ward and Round Chapel

Ludlow Castle dates from the 12th century or earlier. [more...] [$]

[picture: Plan of Pembroke Castle]

Plan of Pembroke Castle

“Pembroke possess one curiosity unparalleled in other British castles: under the inner ward on the north side is an immense natural cavern, called the Wogan, 70 feet long and 50 broad, which was from the first utilized as a good dry storehouse. It was aproachable from above by stairs, and below had an opening on to the creek, blocked by a water-gate, [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Raglan Castle]

Raglan Castle

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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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