New PDF release: British Fortifications Through the Reign of Richard III: An

By Jean-Denis G. G. Lepage

ISBN-10: 0786459182

ISBN-13: 9780786459186

From the time the Romans first set foot on England’s shore in fifty five B.C., the British Isles have confronted a relentless possibility of international invasion. consequently, the landscapes of britain, Scotland, and eire are dotted with historical protective fortifications as diversified as their makers. Iron Age Celtic “hill forts,” Roman castra and Hadrian’s Wall, Anglo-Saxon dykes and Alfredian burhs, Norman mottes and stone-keeps, Edwardian castles, Irish tower houses—they all served to repel historic intruders and plenty of nonetheless stand as tangible relics of a outstanding past.
This examine chronicles the advance of British fortifications from prehistoric instances throughout the finish of Richard III’s reign in 1485, offering the historical past of every form of constitution, suitable examples, and knowledge on guns and siege struggle. greater than 250 illustrations vividly aspect every one ediface’s development and configuration.

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