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Towers and Households in Later Medieval Scotland

Oram R (2015) Towers and Households in Later Medieval Scotland. In: Oram & RD (eds.) 'A House That Thieves Might Knock At'. Tower Studies, 1 & 2. Donington: Shaun Tyas, pp. 231-257.

This paper explores the relationship between internal space and communication arrangements in two later medieval great towers in Scotland - Borthwick Castle and the so-called Kitchen Tower at Doune Castle - and the household structures and social relationships of the families who built and occupied them.

Towers; elite households; status symbols; Scotland; medieval

Author(s)Oram, Richard
Title of seriesTower Studies
Number in series1 & 2
Publication date31/12/2015
PublisherShaun Tyas
Place of publicationDonington
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