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The titles and sources mentioned below represent some of the best materials available today on the medieval castles of Wales and Britain, and the majority of the titles are still in print. Specifically:

Reference and educational materials, as well as individual castle guidebooks, can be obtained from CADW - Welsh Historic Monuments. Other castle titles can be ordered from the Castles of Britain web site, and you'll also find castle reference materials at Blackwell's Bookshop in Oxford and at Amazon.com, two of the world's premier book sellers. Happy hunting!

Catherine Armstrong has contributed an extensive bibliography of medieval resources which is found at the end of her essay on William Marshal here at the Castles of Wales web site.

The Castles of Wales is also grateful to have as one of its contributors, historian Paul Remfry. Mr. Remfry is the author of a series of booklets, several of which focus on castles found in the Welsh Marches and the conflicts that arose between Marcher Lords and native Welsh rulers. Select this link to view a list of Mr. Remfry's published materials.


Burnham, Helen, A Guide to Ancient and Historic Wales: Clwyd and Powys, HMSO Publications, London, 1995.

CADW, Wales: Castles and Historic Places, Wales Tourist Board, Cardiff CF2 1UY, 1990.

Davis, Paul, A Company of Forts. A Guide to the Medieval Castles of West Wales, Gomer Press, 2000.

Fry, Plantagenet Somerset, Castles of Britain & Ireland, Abbeville Press, New York, NY 1997.

Gies, Joseph & Frances, Life in a Medieval Castle. Harper & Row Publishers, New York, 1974.

Higham, Robert & Barker, Philip, Timber Castles. Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA, 1992.

Innes-Smith, R. Pembroke Castle. Derby, (1996).

Iorwerth, D. The Mystery at Morgraig, Heritage in Wales #7 (1997) 17-19.

Johnson, Paul, Castles of England, Scotland and Wales. First Harper, New York, NY, 1992.

Johnson, V. Fingers Crossed for Dinefwr, Heritage in Wales #7 (1997) 14-15.

Johnstone, N. An Investigation into the Location of the Royal Courts of 13th-Century Gwynedd, in N. Edwards (ed) Landscapes and Settlement in Medieval Wales, Oxford (1997) 55-69.

Kenyon, J. R., Medieval Fortifications, Leicester University Press, Leicester and London, 1990.

Kenyon, J.R. Fluctuating Frontiers: Normanno-Welsh Castle Warfare c1075 to 1240, Chateau Gaillard 17 (1996) 116-26.

Kenyon, J.R. Early Castle Studies and the Association, Monmouthshire Antiquary 13 (1997), 22-25.

King, R. Castles in Wales Shepperton, 1996.

Knight, J.K. Excavations at Montgomery Castle, Part III. The Finds; Other Than metalwork, Archaeologia Cambrensis 143 (1994), 139-203.

Lewis, D. Road to Dryslwyn Ruins, Heritage in Wales 6 (1996) 9-10.

Longley, D. The Royal Courts of the Welsh Princes of Gwynedd AD 400-1283, in N. Edwards (ed) Landscape and Settlement in Medieval Wales, 41-54, Oxford, 1997.

Lynch, Frances, A Guide to Ancient and Historical Wales: Gwynedd, HMSO Publications, London, 1995.

Morris, John E., The Welsh Wars of Edward I. Columbia Books 1996.

O'Neil, B. H. St. J., Castles: an Introduction to the Castles of England and Wales. London, 1973.

Peters, Ellis & Morgan, Roy Strongholds and Sanctuaries; The Borderland of England & Wales, Alan Sutton Publishing, UK/US, 1993.

Pettifer, Adrian, Welsh Castles, Boydell & Brewer Ltd., 2000.

Pounds, N.J.G. The Medieval Castle in England and Wales. Cambridge University Press, 1990.

Purser, T.S. Castles of Herefordshire, 1066-1135 Medieval History 4 (1994) 72-84.

Rees, Sian, A Guide to Ancient and Historic Wales: Dyfed, HMSO Publications, London, 1992.

Reid, Alan, The Castles of Wales, George Philip & Son Ltd, London, 1973.

Remfry, P.M. Castles of Radnorshire. Logaston Press, 1996.

Remfry, P.M. Castles of Breconshire. Logaston Press, 1999.

Remfry, P.M. The Herefordshire Beacon 1043-1154. Malvern Link, 1997.

Remfry, P.M. Kington and Huntington Castles 1066-1416. Malvern Link, 1997.

Remfry, P.M. Longtown Castle 1048-1241. Malvern Link, 1997.

Renn, D. Caerphilly Castle. Revised edition, Cardiff, 1997.

Roberts, Tony, Castles and Ancient Monuments of West Wales, Abercastle Publications, 1989.

Salter, Michael, The Castles of Mid Wales. Folly Publications, Malvern, 1991.

Salter, Michael, The Castles of Gwent, Glamorgan & Gower. Folly Publications, Malvern, 1991.

Salter, M. The Castles of North Wales. Folly Publications, Malvern 1997.

Salter, M. The Castles of South West Wales. Folly Publications, Malvern 1996.

Taylor, A.J. The King's Works in Wales 1277-1330. London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office, 1974.

Vaughan-Thomas, Wynford, Wales - A History. Michael Joseph Ltd. London, 1985.

Walker, David, Medieval Wales. Cambridge University Press, 1990.

Whittle, Elisabeth, A Guide to Ancient and Historic Wales: Glamorgan and Gwent, HMSO Publications, London, 1992.

 


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