Castles of Henry VIII

Castles of Henry VIII

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846031304
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 09/18/2007
Series: Fortress Series
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 1,215,531
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.87(h) x 0.18(d)

About the Author

Peter 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.

Table of Contents


Introduction     4
Chronology     7
A site chronology
Design and development     9
Fortification theory and practice
A device for the fortification of the realm
Engineers
Construction
The principles of defence     20
The 1539 device programme
The 1544 device programme
A tour of the sites     35
The living sites     37
Garrisons
Life in the forts
Rules and regulations
Weaponry
The castles in war     44
The invasion scare of 1538-39
The French War of 1545
The inventory of 1547
The Spanish War, 1588-98
The British Civil Wars, 1642-51
An assessment of the castles     52
Aftermath     53
Visiting the castles today     56
Cornwall
Dorset
Hampshire
Isle of Wight
Sussex
Kent
Essex
Bibliography     62
Glossary     63
Index     64

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The Castles of Henry VIII 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Shrike58 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
A nice little survey of the international situation that incited the building of this program of fortifications, the defense system they were supposed to be the linch pin of, and how these constructions rapidly became obsolete. If I don't give this booklet a higher rating it's only because it feels as though the author is spreading himself a little too thin in trying to cover the history of these forts up to the present day in the number of pages available.