IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 1102: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, II: War

Wednesday 9 July 2008, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:English Heritage
Organiser:Barney Sloane, English Heritage, London
Moderator/Chair:Richard Morris, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds / School of Music, Humanities & Media, University of Huddersfield
Paper 1102-aEnglish Medieval Battlefields and the Natural Landscape
(Language: English)
Glenn Foard, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Military History
Paper 1102-bBeaumaris Castle: Defensiveness and Landscape
(Language: English)
Jeremy Adam Ashbee, English Heritage, London
Index terms: Military History
Paper 1102-cLa Grava and the Royal Manor of Leighton, Bedfordshire
(Language: English)
Evelyn Baker, Historic Environment Conservation, Bedford
Index terms: Military History

_And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword._

Not instantly connected to the natural world, nevertheless the sites of battles, castles and defended places were linked inextricably with the exploitation of natural features to maximise defensive or offensive capabilities, and for supplies and provisions. These papers explore some aspects of that relationship.