Thursday, June 13, 2019

Bodiam Castle: Four Reports - Seminal Texts Made Accessible

Playwrite, performer and heritage interpreter Lance Woodman works at and has a keen interest in Bodiam Castle. He has gathered long out of print texts and, "offers them side-by-side in a modern typescript with introductions that set them in context.

Included are:

  • A Graphical and Historical Sketch of Bodyam Castle by William Cotton, 1831.
  • Bodiam and its Lords, by Mark Antony Lower, 1871.
  • Mediaeval Military Architecture in England, Vol. 1., by George Thomas Clark, 1884.
  • Bodiam Castle, Sussex: A Historical & Descriptive Survey, by George Nathaniel Curzon, 1926.
The texts themselves are well worth reading, but Woodman's insights, passion for the subject and view of the big picture that makes this compendium a standout. 
Available at

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