Talks

The Modern History of the Castle
by Christopher Moule

Date: Tuesday 22 September 2015

This illustrated lecture will explore the uses (and abuses) of castles from the close of the medieval period until modern times.

The Modern History of the Castle

In his previous talk to the Society, Christopher Moule explained that English medieval castles were much more than military fortresses and reflected the political, social and creative interests of their owners and builders.  On this occasion, he will show how castles have been used and modified from the Renaissance to the present day.

 Christopher Moule has been teaching history at Taunton School and is a popular leader of studies in castles, churches, chivalry and wider medieval culture. In September he is taking up his post as Head of History at Marlborough College.

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