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- DescriptionIn the last years of his reign, Henry VIII needed a radically modern system of defence to protect England and its new Church. Anticipating a foreign onslaught from Catholic Europe after his split from Rome, Henry energetically began construction of more than 20 stone forts to protect England's major ports and estuaries. Aided by excellent illustrations, Peter Harrington explores the departure from artillery-vulnerable medieval castle designs, to the low, sturdy stone fortresses inspired by European ideas. He explains the scientific care taken to select sites for these castles, and the transition from medieval to modern in this last surge of English castle construction.
- Author BiographyPeter Harrington runs the photographic collection of the Anne S.K. Brown University Library in Providence, Rhode Island. He is a well respected military writer and is author of a number of works. The author lives in Providence, RI.
- Author(s)Peter Harrington
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication05/09/2007
- SubjectMilitary History
- Series TitleFortress
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 66
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOsprey Publishing
- Content NoteIllustrations (chiefly col.)
- Weight245 g
- Width184 mm
- Height248 mm
- Spine7 mm
- Illustrator(s)Brian Delf
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