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

"The book caters for the specialist and non-specialist alike … It is lavishly illustrated with photographs, diagrams, maps, tables and reconstructions, making it a book to which the reader will want to keep going back … A good benchmark for how a well-funded excavation should be presented to the public."
Erik Grigg
The Local Historian (01/02/2022)

"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)

"The book is superbly balanced … while the archaeology is explored in a good level of detail, the text retains an accessible and engaging style throughout that will appeal to a broad audience. Wonderfully illustrated with colour photos, maps and plans, this high quality volume represents a fitting tribute to one of Europe’s most exceptional castles."
Beryl George
Lincolnshire Past & Present

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