Facebook X YouTube Instagram Pinterest NetGalley
Google Books previews are unavailable because you have chosen to turn off third party cookies for enhanced content. Visit our cookies page to review your cookie settings.

Clarendon (Paperback)

Landscape of Kings

P&S History > Archaeology > British Archaeology P&S History > Medieval World > Medieval History

By Christopher Gerrard, Thomas Beaumont James
Imprint: Windgather Press
Pages: 256
Illustrations: col and b/w illus
ISBN: 9781905119110
Published: 1st December 2007
Casemate UK Academic


£21.00 was £28.00

You save £7.00 (25%)

You'll be £21.00 closer to your next £10.00 credit when you purchase Clarendon. What's this?
+£4.99 UK Delivery or free UK delivery if order is over £40
(click here for international delivery rates)

Order within the next 3 hours, 51 minutes to get your order processed the next working day!

Need a currency converter? Check XE.com for live rates

Other formats available Price
Clarendon Hardback Add to Basket £60.00

Extensively illustrated with colour and black and white images, this book tells Clarendon's story, from the Neolithic through to the present day. It focuses in particular on the palace and deer park's medieval heyday. Soon after the Norman conquest, Clarendon in Wiltshire became the country retreat of the kings and queens of England. Clarendon was large enough to host up to 2000 people, but it also had intimate suites for private life: royalty could govern and relax, whilst indulging their passion for hunting. Here in 1164 Henry II confronted Thomas Becket, and it was here that the Plantagenets sustained their grandest palace outside London and the largest deer park in the kingdom. The visitor to the park today will find this medieval landscape still recognisable and more or less intact. Yet until comparatively recently, it remained secret and undiscovered.


This impecably-researched and very readable history draws on multiple sources to bring the past of this great royal landscape to life. The park is rich in Prehistoric remains, but  it is the historic period which excites archaeological attention. The authors explore Saxon Clarendon and chart the Norman creation of the deer park and the building of the palace. They also cover the centuries since the Restoration: in 1660 Clarendon became a private country estate that came to express Protestant, Tory and military values.

There are no reviews for this book. Register or Login now and you can be the first to post a review!

About Thomas Beaumont James

Thomas Beaumont James is Professor in archaeology and history at the University of Winchester. 

More titles by Christopher Gerrard

More titles by Thomas Beaumont James

Other titles in Windgather Press...