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1290s Architecture; Eleanor Cross, Haverfordwest Castle, Regensburg Cathedral, Al-Khadra Mosque, Akershus Fortress, Morden Tower (Paperback) Loot Price: R368
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1290s Architecture; Eleanor Cross, Haverfordwest Castle, Regensburg Cathedral, Al-Khadra Mosque, Akershus Fortress, Morden Tower (Paperback)

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Eleanor Cross, Haverfordwest Castle, Regensburg Cathedral, Al-Khadra Mosque, Akershus Fortress, Morden Tower, Beaumaris Castle, St Stephen's Chapel, Glasgow Cathedral, Pula Communal Palace, Morpeth Chantry, Old Soar Manor, Loggia Dei Militi, 1290s in Architecture. Excerpt: List of years in architecture (Table ) 1280s 1290s in architecture 1300s Buildings Births Deaths A hyperlinked version of this chapter is at Akershus festning Akershus Fortress (Norwegian: Akershus Festning ) or Akershus Castle (Norwegian: Akershus slott ) is a Medieval castle that was built to protect Oslo, the capital of Norway . It has also been used as a prison . Construction The first construction on the castle started around the late 1290s, by King Haakon V, replacing Tnsberg as one of the two most important Norwegian castles of the period (the other being Bhus ). It was constructed in response to the Norwegian nobleman, Earl Alv Erlingsson of Sarpsborg s earlier attack on Oslo. Military usage The fortress has successfully survived many sieges, primarily by Swedish forces. In the early 17th c., the fortress was modernized and remodelled under the reign of the active King Christian IV, and got the appearance of a renaissance castle. The fortress was first used in battle in 1308, when it was besieged by the Swedish duke Erik of Sdermanland, who later in the same year won the Swedish throne. The immediate proximity of the sea was a key feature, for naval power was a vital military force as the majority of Norwegian commerce in that period was by sea. The fortress was strategically important for the capital, and therefore, Norway as well. Whoever ruled Akershus fortress ruled Norway. The German surrender of Akershus Fortress on 11 May 1945. The fortress has never been successfully captured by a fore...

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: April 2010
First published: April 2010
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 64
ISBN-13: 978-1-155-13805-3
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-155-13805-8
Barcode: 9781155138053

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