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Author Warner, Philip, 1914-2000.

Title Sieges of the Middle Ages
Published Havertown : Pen and Sword, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (239 pages)
Series Pen & Sword military classics Sieges of the Middle Ages
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The Development of Siege Warfare Techniques; 3. The Castle as an Instrument of Conquest: William I and William Rufus; 4. The Castle as an Instrument of Government: Henry I; 5. 'The Nineteen long winters when God and his saints slept': Stephen and Matilda; 6. The Plantagenet Warriors: Henry II and Richard I; 7. The Small Gains and Large Losses of John; 8. The Long Reign of Henry III; 9. The Great Era of Castle-Building: Edward I; 10. Favourites and Foreign Wars: Edward II and Edward III
11. Lancaster replaces Plantagenet: Richard II and Henry IV12. War in France: Henry V; 13. The Wars of the Roses: Henry VI, Edward IV, Edward V, and Richard III; 14. Conclusion; Glossary; Notes on Sources and Authors; Select Bibliography; Index
Summary In the Middle Ages the castle was an important military and administrative centre, essentially utilitarian in its design and in the purposes it served. Because it played so central a role in medieval history, and because the wealth of material is so great, the author has concentrated on English seiges undertaken in the period from the Norman Conquest to the War of the Roses. This includes many dramatic actions fought on the continental dominions of the English Crown such as Chateau Gaillard and Rouen. Drawing from contemporary records and his own inpsection of sites, Philip Warner's narrative
Notes English
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Subject Sieges -- History -- To 1500.
Great Britain -- History, Military -- 1066-1485.
Genre/Form History.
Military history.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1306863201