Lincoln Castle Revealed: The Story of a Norman Powerhouse and its Anglo-Saxon Precursor [Hardback]

Jonathan Clark (Author); Justin Garner-Lahire (Author); Cecily Spall (Author); Nicola Toop (Author)

ISBN: 9781789257359 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Year of Publication: 2021 | Language: English 256p, H280 x W240 (mm) Colour

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Lincoln Castle Revealed


This highly-illustrated book reveals a brand-new story of the royal castle of Lincoln – how it was imposed on the late Anglo-Saxon town and how it developed over the next 900 years in the hands of the king or his aristocratic associates. Today, we have been left a surviving monument of three great towers, each with its own biography.

Led by FAS Heritage, archaeologists, architectural historians and a large cohort of the general public have come together to produce a revealing and accessible account of the story of Lincoln Castle; in doing so, we gain further insight into the history, culture and society of medieval England.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of tables
Picture credits
1. The campaign to reveal Lincoln Castle
2. The Roman fortress and colonia
3. The city beneath the castle
4. The early castle and the Lucy Tower
5. The castle gates and walls
6. The Observatory Tower
7. Cobb Hall and the last flowering of the medieval castle
8. Lincoln Castle recreated
9. Legacy
Digest of evidence

Reviews & Quotes

"…a book you’ll want to return to again and again as it takes you on a journey deep into the heart and soul of this most remarkable place."
Lynne McEwan
Lincoln Archaeology (06/09/2021)

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