John Kenyon

Contact Details

Dr John R Kenyon
Archaeology & Numismatics
National Museum Cardiff

Cathays Park, Cardiff
CF10 3NP

Phone: +44 (0)29 2057 3229

Staff Name

Dr John R Kenyon

Job Title

Honorary Research Fellow

Qualifications, memberships and relevant positions

  • BA (Hons) History & Archaeology (Southampton); originally Associate of the Library Association; PhD through Published Work (Cardiff).
  • Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London; Fellow of the Royal Historical Society; Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.
  • Committee Member for Wales on the Castle Studies Group. Hon. Associate, SHARE, Cardiff University.

Research Interests

Castle architecture, historic houses, rare books. Currently researching the history of castle studies since the sixteenth century in the UK and Ireland.

Keywords

Castle architecture, historic houses, rare books.

Selected Publications

Kenyon, J. R. 2017. ‘ ‘Those proud, ambitious heaps’: whither castle studies?’, Archaeologia Cambrensis, 166, 1-31.

Kenyon, J. R. 2017. Helmsley Castle. English Heritage, London.

Kenyon, J. R.  2016. Castle studies: recent publications – 29, Castle Studies Group, 2016. Compiled by Gillian Scott with the assistance of JRK [published 2017].

Kenyon, J. R. 2016. Castell Rhaglan. Cadw, Cardiff. Five pamphlet guides in Welsh, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Kenyon, J. R. 2016. Castell Cydweli. Cadw, Cardiff. Five pamphlet guides in Welsh, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Kenyon, J. R.  2015. The Yellow Tower of Gwent: Raglan Castle, Monmouthshire, Wales. In R. Oram (ed.), ‘A house that thieves might knock at’: proceedings of the 2010 Stirling and 2011 Dundee conferences on ‘The tower as lordly residence’ and ‘The tower and the household’, 62-77. Shaun Tyas, Donington (Towers Studies; 1 & 2).

Kenyon, J. R. 2015. Castle studies: recent publications – 28, Castle Studies Group, 2015. Compiled by Gillian Scott with the assistance of JRK

Kenyon, J. R. 2015. Middleham Castle. English Heritage, London.

Kenyon, J. R. 2014. ‘The Yellow Tower of Gwent: Raglan Castle, Monmouthshire’. In C. Donovan (ed.), A fresh approach: essays presented to Colin Platt in celebration of his eightieth birthday 11 November 2014 by some of his former students, 80-87. Trouser Press, Littlehempston. [see also 2015 entry].

Kenyon, J. R. 2013. ‘The state of the fortifications in south-east England in 1623’, Fort, 41, 127-40.

Kenyon, J. R. 2013. The castle introductory essay and all medieval castle entries. In R. Scourfield & R. Haslam, The Buildings of Wales: Powys. Revised edition. Yale University Press, London.

Kenyon, J. R. 2012. ‘Castle studies and Montgomeryshire: an appreciation’, Montgomeryshire Collections, 100, 87-100.

Kenyon, J. R. 2012. Castle studies: recent publications – 25, Castle Studies Group.