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Eric Klingelhofer

experiments like the royal tombs in Westminster Abbey and the flamboyant Nonsuch Palace were financed by Henry VII and VIII, but a broader impetus for architectural innovation seems not to have taken place until political culture and social change created a mid-sixteenth-century ‘classical moment’ of self-fashioning by the new Tudor courtier class. 5 A strong Gothic tradition, however, took post-Perpendicular forms in such features as staircases and bay windows. Two late medieval trends, the widespread application of battlements and the growth in number or size of towers

in Castles and Colonists