Download e-book for iPad: British Fortifications Through the Reign of Richard III: An by Jean-Denis G. G. Lepage

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 continuing possibility of international invasion. hence, the landscapes of britain, Scotland, and eire are dotted with historic protective fortifications as diverse 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 lots of nonetheless stand as tangible relics of a amazing past.
This learn chronicles the improvement of British fortifications from prehistoric occasions in the course of the finish of Richard III’s reign in 1485, offering the background of every kind of constitution, proper examples, and knowledge on guns and siege battle. greater than 250 illustrations vividly aspect each one ediface’s building and configuration.

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