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Circled With Stone

Exeter's City Walls, 1485-1660



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Circled With Stone by Mark Stoyle
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This study of the fortifications of an early modern English city provides a portrait of the ancient system of walls, towers and gates which ringed the city of Exeter during the Tudor and early Stuart periods. It traces the development of the fortifications over time, the many purposes they served, and shows how they were defended agains a series of major attacks: most notably during the Prayer Book rebellion of 1549 and the English Civil War. The text is accompanied by a series of extensive transcripts from Exeter's city archives, including two newly-discovered documents relating to the Prayer Book rebellion.

Author Biography

Mark Stoyle is Professor of early modern history at the University of Southampton. He specialises in early modern British history, with particular research interests in the 'British crisis' of the 1640s; cultural, ethnic and religious identity in Wales and Cornwall between 1450 and 1700; and popular memory of the English Civil War from 1660 to the present day.
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June 3rd, 2003
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
University of Exeter Press
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