Castles & Conquests

Chris Bridgman

The 2019 Bernard Bradbury Lecture Castles and Conquests: Castle-building and the control of Cumbria 1092-1237 Professor Richard D. Oram will explore the planting of castles in Cumberland and North Westmorland, from Brough and Appleby to Cockermouth and Egremont, looking at their siting and purpose, and their changing form as their owners tried to accommodate often conflicting demands for defence, residence, administration and lordly display into …