With 24 chapters by a variety of expert authors, this books looks at Chepstow Castle from its inception to the present day.
Chapters deal with its history from Norman origins (under William fitz Osbern and the Conqueror) to its substantial enlargement and refurbishing under both the Marshal and the Bigod families, its hunting preserves, the Civil War period, its time as an artillery fort, its relationship with the town, the Picturesque, a base for pageants and recent conservation efforts.
Rick Turner studied archaeology at Cambridge University and is an inspector of ancient monuments for Cadw. Famous for his discovery of Lindow Man, his research interests now centre on the study of medieval and later buildings in Wales. Andy Johnson has written and edited many books about the history of the area.
Paperback | 328 pages | 260 x 203 mm | 2006
15 colour and 200 b&w illustrations