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An Illustrated Chronicle of the Castle and Barony of Dudley, 1070 - 1757

Book cover This book, describing the history of Dudley Castle and the Barony was written by John Hemingway, the Archaeological Officer of Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, and was published in 2006 by The Friends of Dudley Castle. 178 pages, including many (colour and black and white) pictures, with a soft cover. 12.50 (excluding postage and packing).

The book is available from Dudley Museum, Dudley Zoo, or direct from The Friends of Dudley Castle at:
The Friends of Dudley Castle,

c/o Dudley Zoological Society Offices,

Castle Hill,


West Midlands,

United Kingdom

LaunchIf you order the book direct from The Friends of Dudley Castle, please make cheques payable to "The Friends of Dudley Castle", and add 2.50 to cover postage and packing in the UK and the rest of Europe. Cheques must be in pounds sterling, and must be drawn on a UK bank. For postage to other parts of the world, please contact us by email before placing your order.

Photographs of the official event launching the book at Dudley Castle on the evening of 16th August 2006.


Members' own publications:

 - Unassociated with, but loosely based on, Dudley Castle is a book written by member Robert Aston.

This is called "Jack O'Beans" and is the tale of a mediaeval boy's adventures in and around Dudley Castle.

More details can be found on the author's website (click here to follow link) and it is also on sale at 'Jane's Books and Ceramics' in Stone Street, Dudley - price 6.99.

Coming soon - "Jack O'Knaves" - as a trainee soldier, Jack gets into even more dangers in the Castle, the Priory and on the 'Wrenner'.


Also available, from Kevin Goodman, the editor of "Ramparts":

"Ouch! A History of Arrow Wound Treatment from Prehistory to the Nineteenth Century"

Price 9.99 Available through Amazon, go direct using the following link: