Falaise Castle (Calvados)

A princely fortress at the heart of Norman history

Édité par François Fichet de Clairfontaine, Charlotte Lapiche, Benoît Panozzo

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What remains of the fortress that is said to have witnessed ?the birth of William the Conqueror? This castle accompanied the rise of Normandy since the early days of its foundation and was at the heart of the struggles against the king of France. Archaeological research revealed that every step of its evolution was preserved in its walls. It was already up and running since the late 10th century. It was protected by a rampart and probably was dominated by a master tower. The years 1120 and 1180 saw the construction of the Great Keep, then the Lower Keep. Eleanor of Aquitaine and Thomas Becket took up residence there. Featuring a lodge as well as a large church dedicated to Saint Nicolas, this princely fortress was heavily fortified. At the end of the 12th century, its first round towers and large gatehouses were built. It was seized however by the troops of Philip II of France in 1204. In French Normandy, Falaise was the object of special care as the Talbot Tower was built there. During the 14th and 15th centuries, the castle was at the heart of the Hundred Years' War and housed many different activities. After the French Wars of Religion and the siege by Henry IV in 1590, it was stripped of any military role. In 1804, an imperial collège was established in its enclosure. The castle was later damaged during the battles for the liberation of Falaise in 1944 but enjoyed a gradual rebirth through its restorations and events.

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Titre Falaise Castle (Calvados)
Sous-titre A princely fortress at the heart of Norman history
Édition Première édition
Édité par François Fichet de Clairfontaine, Charlotte Lapiche, Benoît Panozzo
Langues anglais, français
Éditeur Presses universitaires de Caen
BISAC Classifications thématiques HIS000000 HISTORY
BIC Classifications thématiques H Humanities
HB History
HBJ Regional & national history
Public visé 01 Grand public
05 Enseignement supérieur
CLIL (Version 2013-2019 ) 3377 HISTOIRE
Date de première publication du titre 12 décembre 2019
Code Identifiant de classement sujet      93 Classification thématique Thema: NHDJ      24 : Norm2
ONIX Adult Audience Rating      01 Tout public adulte
Avec Bibliographie ; Notes
Support Livre broché
Nb de pages 136 p. Bibliographie . Notes .
Details de produit Couverture pelliculée
ISBN-10 284133936X
ISBN-13 9782841339365
Référence 123952-45
Date de publication 12 décembre 2019
Publication Caen, France
Nombre de pages de contenu principal 136
Illustrations 142 Illustrations
127 illustrations, couleur
15 illustrations, noir et blanc
Format 18 x 18 x 1 cm
Poids 370 gr
Prix 15,00 €
Langue originale anglais
Editeur original Presses universitaires de Caen




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