Published Booklets on Gloucestershire Castles

Saint Briavels Castle, 1066 to 1331 (ISBN 1-899376-05-4) [1994] deals with this early enclosure castle that was once the military centre of the Forest of Dean. The detailed history of the castle chronicles its gradual construction and enlargement. Comparisons with other early masonry enclosure castles are made and the royal history of the site is explored from the days of William Fitz Osbern to Edward I. Eleven photographs, 3 plans and a map help explain the site, which, during its lifetime saw the castle perform a 180 degree change in orientation and the construction of a peel during the reign of Edward II.

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