Castles - How Were They Meant to be Seen?

| Queen's College

In this richly-illustrated lecture entitled "Castles - How were they meant to be seen?" Christopher Moule deals with the long-cherished notion that English medieval castles were nothing more than grim military machines whose design charactersitics were entirely concerned with their military purposes. This fresh survey of the evidence compellingly suggests that nothing could be further from the truth and that medieval castles were the forerunners of the extravagant palaces which succeeded them, artistically innovative and indicative of the wealth and taste of their builders.

Christopher Moule read medieval history at Cambridge where he was a scholar of St John's College. He now teaches at Taunton School.

For tickets, please contact Roger Bishop on 01392 873414 by the 13 July.

Venue information

Queen's College

Taunton Somerset, TA1 4QS

Entry details

£12, includes tea 3pm
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