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 hazard of overseas invasion. consequently, the landscapes of britain, Scotland, and eire are dotted with historic shielding fortifications as assorted 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 old intruders and plenty of nonetheless stand as tangible relics of a amazing past.
This research chronicles the advance of British fortifications from prehistoric instances during the finish of Richard III’s reign in 1485, supplying the heritage of every kind of constitution, suitable examples, and data on guns and siege war. greater than 250 illustrations vividly aspect each one ediface’s development and configuration.

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