READ: Sheffield Castle: Archaeology, Archives, Regeneration, 1927-2018

In this new book, Sheffield castle’s impressive history – largely unknown or ignored up until now – is brought to light for the first time. The castle was a Royalist stronghold during the English Civil War. Such was its strength and reputation, Parliament ordered for it to be completely destroyed in 1646.

The book, published by White Rose University Press, is the first time that findings from all of the major excavations at the castle – conducted in the 1920s, 50s and 90s – have been published in one place. It also contains the results of the most recent excavations of Sheffield Castle led by Wessex Archaeology in 2018.

This new, definitive account reveals that Sheffield Castle played a major role in local, national and international affairs in the medieval era, and shaped the development and topography of modern day Sheffield.

The book is available free to read online or download here
Posted on 8th October 2020

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