List of plates; List of figures; List of maps; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. Northumbria: 1. Historical background; 2. Architectural development; 3. John Lewyn; 4. Bibliography; The survey; Appendices; Part II. Cumbria with Lancashire: 1. Cumbria; 2. Lancashire; 3. Licenses to crenellate; 4. Bibliography; 5. The survey; Appendices; Part III. Yorkshire: 1. Historical background; 2. Architectural development; 3. A way of life; 4. Bibliography; 5. The survey; Appendices.
The first of a three-volume survey of greater houses in England and Wales of the 14th and 15th centuries, first published in 1996.
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