November 2019

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Book Launch: The Culture of Castles in Tudor England and Wales

Location:
The Shankland Library, Bangor University
Time:
Friday 22 November 2019, 18:00–19:30
Presenter:
School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences
Contact:
Nerys Boggan

Book Launch: The Culture of Castles in Tudor England and Wales

Audrey Thorstad 

Shankland Library, Bangor University - 6pm

This volume offers the first interdisciplinary study of the socio-cultural understanding of the castle in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, a period during which the castle has largely been seen as in decline. Bringing together a wide range of source material - from architectural remains and archaeological finds to household records and political papers - it investigates the personnel of the castle; the use of space for politics and hospitality; the landscape; ideas of privacy; and the creation of a visual legacy. By focusing on such an iconic structure, the book allows us to see some of the ways in which men and women were negotiating the space around them on a daily basis; and just as importantly, it reveals the impact that the local communities had on the spaces of the castle.