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The techniques of European warfare were transformed during the 15th and 16th centuries by the use of gunpowder and by substantial progress in the effectiveness and destructive power of artillery. The series of conflicts in the 1640s, known collectively as the English Civil War, was the first in the British Isles that reflected this new reality. Sieges that aimed at isolating and reducing fortified places became the dominant instrument for prosecuting the war and protective fortifications were vital, for both the besieged as well as the besieger. This title describes how both the Parliamentarians and the Royalists made use of new fortification techniques throughout the course of this conflict.

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A study of the fortifications used in England during the Civil War. It covers the defences of London and Oxford, as well as looking at castles, earthworks and field fortifications. The author also traces the development of new defence systems that were developed by engineers such as De Gomme.

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When Civil War broke out in England in 1642, most English towns and castles required re-fortification. The introduction of gunpowder during the 15th and 16th centuries had facilitated the development of more powerful artillery than had ever been seen before, and existing fortifications proved incapable of withstanding the force of a gunpowder-aided assault. This book concentrates on the fortifications that were established along the old Roman roads that formed the main lines of communication during the war, as well as the defence of England's two capital cities - Parlimentarian London and Royalist Oxford.

About the Author

Peter Harrington is Curator of the Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection at Brown University Library in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. A native of Manchester, England, his research interests include the archaeology of the English Civil War, and artists and war, and he has written numerous articles and books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781841766041
Author:
Spedaliere, Donato
Author:
Spedaliere, Sarah Sulemsohn
Illustrator:
Spedaliere, Donato
Author:
Spedaliere, Donato
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing
Subject:
Military - Strategy
Subject:
Military - Other
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military-Strategy Tactics and Deception
Subject:
osprey;english civil war
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Fortress
Series Volume:
9
Publication Date:
20030820
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
58
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9.86x7.26x.25 in. .50 lbs.

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Product details 64 pages Osprey Publishing (UK) - English 9781841766041 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A study of the fortifications used in England during the Civil War. It covers the defences of London and Oxford, as well as looking at castles, earthworks and field fortifications. The author also traces the development of new defence systems that were developed by engineers such as De Gomme.
"Synopsis" by , When Civil War broke out in England in 1642, most English towns and castles required re-fortification. The introduction of gunpowder during the 15th and 16th centuries had facilitated the development of more powerful artillery than had ever been seen before, and existing fortifications proved incapable of withstanding the force of a gunpowder-aided assault. This book concentrates on the fortifications that were established along the old Roman roads that formed the main lines of communication during the war, as well as the defence of England's two capital cities - Parlimentarian London and Royalist Oxford.
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