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Discovering Fortifications

From the Tudors to the Cold War

Bernard Lowry

By the end of the 15th century, following the introduction of gunpowder and 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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  • Publisher: Shire
  • Year: 2006
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 136pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 210x128mm
  • ISBN: 9780747806516
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.3kg
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