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British Isles, 1500–1830

Steven Brindle

Steven Brindle is a senior properties historian at English Heritage, UK, and has published numerous books and essays on the history of British architecture and engineering. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

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

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...In 1500, the British Isles were of marginal significance. England, which had loomed large in European politics from the twelfth to mid-fifteenth centuries, shrank with the loss of its French possessions and years of civil war. Its trading...