Scottish Royal Palaces: The Architecture of the Royal Residences During the Late Medieval and Early Renaissance Periods

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Dundurn, 1999 - Architecture - 263 pages
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The first exclusive study of a group of buildings of outstanding historical and architectural interest. John G. Dunbar discusses the organisation of the royal works, the roles of the principal officials and tradesmen responsible for the construction of these palaces and how they functioned when the king and court were in residence. He focuses particularly on Linlithgow, Falkland, Stirling, Holyroodhouse and Edinburgh Castle.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
STIRLING CASTLE AND HOLYROOD PALACE
39
THE CASTLES OF EDINBURGH AND DOUNE DUNFERMLINE
75
HALL AND CHAPEL
107
CHAMBER AND WARDROBE
131
OFFICES LODGINGS AND RECREATIONAL BUILDINGS
182
THE ORGANISATION OF BUILDING OPERATIONS
211
Bibliography
241
Index
251
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John Dunbar was Secretary of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, 1978-1990.

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