Ella Sophia Armitage

English historian (1841-1931)

Ella Sophia Armitage (3 March 1841 – 20 March 1931) was an English historian and archaeologist who pioneered the study of castles in England.

About Ella Sophia Armitage

  • It sometimes seems to me, with a mixture of admiration and despair, that almost any question one may raise about castles has already been raised, and answered, and often definitively answered, by this remarkable woman in her remarkable book, The Early Norman Castles of the British Isles, and the main reason why the study of early castles and their origins in this country has not got very much further since her day is that she did not leave us very much further to go.
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