Stronghold Britain: Four Thousand Years of British Fortification
From prehistoric hill forts to grand medieval castles and from gentlemen's fortified country homes and Victorian follies to the defensive installations of World War II, the whole range of fortifications built in Britain is examined through the remains that can be found in every corner of the island.
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The Dark Ages
The Norman Revolution
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