English Civil War Fortifications 1642–51

English Civil War Fortifications 1642–51 cover

Description

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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Published May 20 2013
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781849080088
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 47 b/w; 11 col
Series Fortress
Short code FOR 9
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Donato Spedaliere

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