Guidebook: Dover Castle (2nd Edition)
Product Code: 16768
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Dover Castle's location, commanding the shortest sea crossing between England and the Continent, has given it immense strategic importance. The chalk of Castle Hill has been shaped and reshaped over the centuries into massive earthworks, ditches and mounds. Imposing walls and towers have been raised and networks of tunnels built beneath them. Henry II began the building of the present castle in the 1180s, and over the next 800 years its buildings and defences were adapted to meet the changing demands of weapons and warfare.
This guidebook, packed with historic images, reconstructions and plans, provides a full tour of this iconic castle and relates its long and eventful history.
- Outstanding quality and value
- Beautifully illustrated
- Written by leading English Heritage experts
Also available in this series: "Dover Castle: A frontline Fortress", "Battle Abbey and Battlefield", "Lullingstone Roman Villa", "Down House: the home of Charles Darwin"
About the Series: English Heritage Red Guides bring history to life, with fascinating eyewitness accounts and exquisite drawings that recreate each site at the most exciting point in its history.
Publish Date: April 2012
Illustrations: 105 illustrations(colour and b&w)
Size: 285mm x 210mm Paperback
Author: Steven Brindle