Medieval castles of Northumberland by Thomas H. Rowland

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Published by Graham in Newcastle upon Tyne .

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  • Northumberland (England),
  • England,
  • Northumberland.


  • Castles -- England -- Northumberland.,
  • Architecture, Medieval -- England -- Northumberland.,
  • Northumberland (England) -- History, Military.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 63.

Book details

Statementby T. Rowland.
SeriesNorthern history booklets,, no. 1, Northern history booklet ;, no. 1.
LC ClassificationsDA670.N8 R69
The Physical Object
Pagination63 p.
Number of Pages63
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4656910M
ISBN 10090040955X
LC Control Number77512546

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