Castles of Henry VIII by Peter Harrington
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Castles of Henry VIII
By Peter Harrington

The Castles of Henry VIII

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Castles of Henry VIII by 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781846031304
ISBN-10: 1846031303
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 184mm x 7mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 5-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter Harrington

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.

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