Ruins: Discover Britain's Wild and Beautiful Places

Ruins: Discover Britain's Wild and Beautiful

A celebration of Britain's most wild and wonderfully atmospheric places: its ruins, including castles, follies, abbeys, and country houses.From romantic ruined castles to mysterious stone circles, from frivolous follies to crumbling towers by the sea, there is something about ruins that excites our imagination--and the National Trust has many of the best examples in Britain.Featuring more than 50 captivating sites, this is a superbly illustrated celebration of these wild and wonderfully atmospheric places across the country, dating from Roman times to the 20th century. From Cornwall to Scotland, the book is organized by region and includes overview maps, so you can plot your own journey around Britain's remarkable ruins.

  • ASIN: 1911358626

Bodiam Castle: National Trust Guidebook

Bodiam Castle: National Trust

Bodiam is everyone’s idea of the perfect "bucket and spade" castle. But for the man who built it, Sir Edward Dallingridge, Bodiam was deadly serious. Veteran of the Hundred Years War, he wanted not only to counter the threat of French invaders, but also to impress his fractious neighbours. Today, Bodiam Castle survives as a romantic ruin.

  • ASIN: 1843593777

Bodiam Castle (Book of House)

Bodiam Castle (Book of

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  • ASIN: 1843590905

Bodiam Castle Model Kit

Bodiam Castle Model

The monument and its history: Bodiam Castle is a 14th-century moated castle near Robertsbridge in East Sussex, England. It was built in 1385 by Sir Edward Dalyngrigge, with the permission of Richard II, ostensibly to defend the area against French invasion during the Hundred Years' War. Of quadrangular plan, Bodiam Castle has no keep, having its various chambers built around the outer defensive walls and inner courts. Its corners and entrance are marked by towers, and topped by crenellations. Its structure, details and situation in an artificial watery landscape indicate that display was an important aspect of the castle's design as well as defence. It was the home of the Dalyngrigge family and the centre of the manor of Bodiam. Possession of Bodiam Castle passed through several generations of Dalyngrigges, until their line became extinct, when the castle passed by marriage to the Lewknor family. After the English Civil War the castle was dismantled, and was left as a picturesque ruin until its purchase by John Fuller in 1829. The castle was partially restored before being sold to George Cubitt, and later to Lord Curzon, both of whom undertook further restoration work. The castle is protected and owned by The National Trust since 1925, donated by Lord Curzon on his death, and is ...

  • Brand: Aedes-Ars
  • ASIN: B01EX0UNFY

Bodiam Castle: East Sussex (National Trust Guidebooks)

Bodiam Castle: East Sussex (National Trust

Bodiam, in East Sussex, was built at the end of the great tradition of castle building, combining formidable defences with comfortable living quarters. Built by Sir Edward Dallyngrigge, a 14th-century soldier of fortune, to defend England from French invaders, it has now become a picturesque ruin.

  • Brand: Brand: Trafalgar Square
  • ASIN: 0707801370

Bodiam Castle

Bodiam

  • ASIN: B000VBK7CE

Exploring English Castles: Evocative, Romantic, and Mysterious True Tales of the Kings and Queens of the British Isles

Exploring English Castles: Evocative, Romantic, and Mysterious True

A guide to some of the most historical and picturesque castles in England: A “big, luscious book . . . For travelers as well as history buffs” (Booklist).   For almost one thousand years, England’s castles have been the settings of siege and battle, dens of plotting and intrigue, and refuges for troubled kings. Today, the romantic yet ruinous shapes of once grand fortresses stud the English countryside—a reminder of turbulent times past.  Exploring English Castles provides readers with a breathtaking tour through the grandest castles of England. It brings ruins to life through true stories of royalty, chivalry, deception, and intrigue, played out within formerly majestic walls.   Uncover the secret of Bodiam Castle, Sussex—a fortress seemingly from a fairy tale, built for a knight returning from the Hundred Years’ War. Discover how Mary Tudor, first queen of England, took refuge in Framlingham Castle, Suffolk, overturning a wily plot to deny her the throne. Unearth a delicate love story between Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley, which unfolds against the genteel backdrop of Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire.   Filled with evocative photographs, awe-inspiring historical tales, and gentle humor, Exploring English Castles will delight any armchair historian or tra...

  • ASIN: B00V8SS5EQ

Bodiam Castle: National Trust Guidebook (National Trust Guidebooks)

Bodiam Castle: National Trust Guidebook (National Trust

The National Trust cares for the finest collection of historic buildings, gardens, parks, landscape and coastline in the world. Its famous and well-respected series of guidebooks provides the essential companion to your visit and a lasting souvenir of the experience. And now you can buy the guide before your visit.Authoritative texts and superb illustrations illuminate the history of the place and tell the stories of the people who have lived and worked there.

  • Brand: Brand: Tempus
  • ASIN: 1843590743

Bodiam Castle, historic and descriptive ... Edited by F. Gorham Ticehurst, etc.

Bodiam Castle, historic and descriptive ... Edited by

Mark Twain once famously said "there was but one solitary thing about the past worth remembering, and that was the fact that it is past and can't be restored."  Well, over recent years, The British Library, working with Microsoft has embarked on an ambitious programme to digitise its collection of 19th century books.There are now 65,000  titles available  (that's an incredible 25 million pages) of material ranging from works by famous names such as  Dickens, Trollope and Hardy as well as many forgotten literary gems , all of which can now be printed on demand and purchased right here on Amazon.Further information on The British Library and its digitisation programme can be found on The British Library website.

  • ASIN: B003ODJN12

Bodiam Castle: a poem, in six cantos. With notes.

Bodiam Castle: a poem, in six cantos. With

Mark Twain once famously said "there was but one solitary thing about the past worth remembering, and that was the fact that it is past and can't be restored."  Well, over recent years, The British Library, working with Microsoft has embarked on an ambitious programme to digitise its collection of 19th century books.There are now 65,000  titles available  (that's an incredible 25 million pages) of material ranging from works by famous names such as  Dickens, Trollope and Hardy as well as many forgotten literary gems , all of which can now be printed on demand and purchased right here on Amazon.Further information on The British Library and its digitisation programme can be found on The British Library website.

  • ASIN: B003G30XGO

Bodiam Castle Medieval Bridges

Bodiam Castle Medieval

DURING THE DRAINING AND DREDGING OPERATIONS CARRIED OUT IN THE MOAT AT BODIAM CASTLE IN 1970, THE OPPORTUNITY WAS TAKEN OF EXAMINING THE TIMBER ACCESS BRIDGES OF THE CASTLE. THE EXCAVATIONS, WHICH WERE SPREAD OVER A TOTAL OF FOUR SITES, WERE UNDERTAKEN AFTER THE COMPLETION OF THE DREDGING WORKS AND WHILST THE MOAT WAS REFILLING. THE BRIDGES DATE FROM THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CASTLE IN CIRCA 1385, AND SHOW SEVERAL STAGES OF MODIFICATION undertaken whist the building works were in progress. The were finally dismantled when the Castle was abandoned. This book tells the history of that archaeological dig. Illustrated.

  • ASIN: B005GGJA36

Bodiam Castle, Sussex

Bodiam Castle,

  • ASIN: B001ACTNK0

Bodiam Castle Sussex

Bodiam Castle

The National Trust guide to this picturesque ruin.

  • ASIN: B001ON09WQ

Bodiam Castle. An original article from the Edinburgh Review, 1926.

Bodiam Castle. An original article from the Edinburgh

  • ASIN: B01IZPV1TA

Bodiam Castle (Colour Souvenir Guide) by National Trust (2001-01-01)

Bodiam Castle (Colour Souvenir Guide) by National Trust

  • ASIN: B0182Q8QEA
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