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Town Defences in England and Wales

An architectural and documentary study AD 900-1500
Hilary L. Turner

A very full introduction to medieval town defences. Particularly good for many references to primary sources. This book based on her doctoral thesis was written during a period when a military view of fortifications was at its height and this does show but Turner does cover the many other functions and aspects of medieval town walls and defences.
96 sites in England.
19 sites in Wales.

Published by John Baker (1970; London)
ISBN: 0 212 98384 9

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Last updated on Friday, March 10, 2017