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British Isles, 1150–1450

John Goodall

John Goodall is the Architectural Editor of Country Life magazine, published from Farnborough, Hampshire, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...On 14 October 1066 William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, famously won the crown of England from King Harold at the Battle of Hastings. His victory marked a turning point in English history and presaged a shift in the cultural life...

British Isles, 500–1150

Anthony Quiney

Anthony Quiney was formerly Professor of Architectural History at the University of Greenwich, and is a past president and honorary vice-president of the Royal Archaeological Institute, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...Just as Roman conquest of first-century CE Britain introduced new architecture of constructional strength, complex planning and aesthetic sophistication, so the collapse of Roman rule in the fifth century erased these qualities. Migrants...