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By Charles L. H. Coulson

During this hard new e-book Charles Coulson overturns a few of the conventional assumptions in regards to the nature and goal of castle-building within the center a long time. Going again to the unique resources, he proposes a brand new and extra refined realizing of the functionality and symbolism of castles in addition to shiny insights into the lives of the folk who inhabited them.

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Conscientiously pointed out, insisting on the novelty of Continental ‘private’ fortification as well, despite severer linguistic contradiction (esp. p. ). Bennett, ‘Wace on Warfare’, , blaming lack of castles for Swein’s success, echoing Orderic.  nn. ,  above. Coulson, ‘Peaceable Power’, n. , lists known Anglo-Saxon sites beneath castles—Carisbrooke and Haughley should be added. VARIETY VIOLATED  J. H. Round’s aggressive refutation in  of the suggestion of G. T.

Seine-et-Marne) as extending ‘from the paved road to Aliotrum wood, thence to Jouy wood, and from there to the Seine’; Jubainville, Histoire de Champagne, ii. p. vii.  n.  above. Reconstructive essay, Bachrach, ‘The Tower at Langeais, –’, – (n.  below). g. Rogers, ‘Edward III and the Dialectics of Strategy’, esp. –.  A FRESH LOOK AT EARLY CASTLES of the fortress labour services for the upkeep of the defences, sometimes the duty of guarding them, and often also other payments in cash or kind.

If this were taken as no more than an early royal ‘licence to fortify’, most of its significance would be lost. The royal self-image in style, title, and ecclesiastically drafted propaganda serves only to emphasize the puny reality behind the monarchical theory. Licences were already more a matter of acknowledging lordship and of honouring the recipient than of serving any regulatory function.  King Charles ‘the Simple’ had little alternative but to concede graciously what had previously been settled between his powerful and now virtually immovable local governors.

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