The Castles of Henry VIII (BOK)

Peter Harrington

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In 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.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2007 Forfatter Peter Harrington
Forlag
Osprey Publishing Ltd
ISBN 9781846031304
Antall sider 96 Dimensjoner 18,4cm x 24,8cm x 0,7cm
Vekt 245 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Illustratør Brian Delf Emner og form British & Irish history, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700, Warfare & defence, Castles & fortifications