Discovering Fortifications

    Discovering Fortifications

    From the Tudors to the Cold War

    Bernard Lowry

    Shire 2006

    Paperback 136pp Illustrated 210x128mm

    9780747806516   Product Code: 99907

    By the end of the 15th century, following the discovery of gunpowder and the introduction of the cannon, it was clear that fortresses would need to be built very differently to withstand the assault of artillery. This review of the evolution of fortifications in Britain charts developments from Henry VIII's castles to the pillboxes of the 1940s and the underground bunkers of the nuclear age.

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