Medieval Castles in Context (ARC3406)

15 credits

You will explore the archaeology and history of medieval castles in Britain between the eleventh and sixteenth centuries, looking at these sites as fortifications, homes and status symbols. You will pay particular attention to the social contexts of castles and their impacts upon and settings within the landscape. The module will consider a wide range of evidence ranging from standing buildings, archaeological excavations, portable artefacts, historical maps and documents, and the landscape itself.