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Anthony Emery is a leading authority on the medieval houses of England and Wales. A founder Commissioner of English Heritage, former Chairman of Bath Archaeological Trust and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, he has combined a business career with academic research.His book adopts a radically new approach to the development of houses between the eleventh and sixteenth centuries from Norman to Tudor times emphasising how their design evolved in response to political and social influences. More than a thousand medieval houses have survived in England and Wales and a list of those that are open to the public is included in the book. There are numerous illustrations, mostly in colour, throughout the text."

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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 126 x 206 x 12mm | 340.2g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour and b&w
  • 0747806551
  • 9780747806554
  • 635,236

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This compact 176-page guide, loaded with color and black-and-white photos and illustrations, is an indispensable companion for any enthusiast of UK houses and manors built between the eleventh and sixteenth centuries. "Renaissance Magazine""

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Table of contents

Building records; Architectural Developments: 500-1300; Architectural Developments: 1300-1500; Building materials; Contents and furnishings; Medieval houses as a response to politcal circumstances: 1250-1450; Medieval houses as a response to politcal circumstances: 1330-1500; Medieval Houses as an expression of social status; Comparative residences; Town houses: Yeoman and peasant houses: further reading: places to visit.

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About Anthony Emery

Anthony Emery is a leading authority on medieval houses. A founder Commissioner of English Heritage, former Chairman of Bath Archaeological Trust and Fellow of the Society of antiquaries, he has combined n extended business profession with an academic career.

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