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The volcanic crag that dominate Stirling was probably fortified from ancient times, but the importance of STIRLING CASTLE as a royal residence peaked in the 16th century. Around 1500, James IV added new buildings including the vast Great Hall. The elegant Chapel Royal was build by James VI in 1549. But the heart of Stirling Castle is the spectacular Palace, commissioned byThe volcanic crag that dominate Stirling was probably fortified from ancient times, but the importance of STIRLING CASTLE as a royal residence peaked in the 16th century. Around 1500, James IV added new buildings including the vast Great Hall. The elegant Chapel Royal was build by James VI in 1549. But the heart of Stirling Castle is the spectacular Palace, commissioned by James V in the 1530s. Its exuberant design drew on the fashions of the European Renaissance to express James's power and sophistication. Following a major programme of research, Historic Scotland has re-presented the Palace interiors as they might have looked when James V's grand scheme was completed.This book also includes a guide to ARGYLL'S LODGING and MAR'S WARK, grand residences occupied by major nobles, a short stroll from the castle....

Title : Stirling Castle, Argyll's Lodging and Mar's Wark: Official Souvenir Guide
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ISBN : 9781849170482
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 88 Pages
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