The atlas contains high-quality and original maps of the two towns at key periods between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. At the heart of the atlas lies a detailed and minutely researched map showing all the major medieval and post-medieval features in the context of a large-scale map of the towns around 1870, using Ordnance Survey maps as a source. The substantial introduction to the history of these distinctive towns charts their development over eight centuries. The atlas is presented as a large-format, high-quality A3 folder, with maps and illustrations printed at A2, allowing clear detail to be seen.
All the buildings, historic sites and streets named on the maps are comprehensively documented in a detailed gazetteer, covering the history of the sites and the many sources used in compiling the maps. The value of the atlas is enhanced by the inclusion of numerous colour illustrations, including early maps and views of the towns, many of them previously unknown.
For the first time, new research by historians, archaeologists and cartographers has been brought together to compile this unique and original portfolio.
Reviews & Quotes
"‘…this new Atlas is very welcome and should encourage us to investigate other castle towns whose complexities remain hidden or have been ignored."
"A useful overview source for the history and archaeology of Windsor and Eton, although Keene’s essay makes it essential reading for anybody with an interest in the early medieval period and will hopefully inspire others to take this work forward."
"This beautiful and stimulating work heralds the revival of the British Historic Towns Atlas series."
Urban History (06/04/2017)