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Guidebook: Tilbury Fort

Guidebook: Tilbury Fort

Tilbury Fort was built in the late 17th century to prevent hostile ships from sailing up the Thames and is one of the finest surviving examples of a low-profiled artillery fort in the country. There had been an earlier fort at Tilbury in Tudor times and it was near here that Elizabeth I gave her…

£3.00

Guidebook: Fort Brockhurst

Guidebook: Fort Brockhurst

Brockhurst one of five forts known as the Gosport Advanced Line was built in the mid-19th century to protect Portsmouth Dockyard. Medieval castles such as Porchester had become obsolete with the use of gunpowder but at Fort Brockhurst some features were retained such as a moat (originally crossed by…

£0.75

Guidebook: Landguard Fort

Guidebook: Landguard Fort

Standing at the mouth of the Rivers Orwell and Stour Landguard Fort is an impressive monument to the long history of coastal defence in the British Isles. This guidebook provides a tour and a history of the fort richly illustrated with new and historic photographs plans and maps.Key Features:36…

£3.50

Guidebook: Housesteads Roman Fort

Guidebook: Housesteads Roman Fort

…sprawled across the jagged rampart of the Whin Sill escarpment the Roman fort at Housesteads represents the northern margin of an empire which once reached as far as the Caucasus and the Atlas Mountains. One of 15 forts built on Hadrian’s Wall which was started in AD 122 it is situated about…

£3.50

Guidebook: Birdoswald Roman Fort

Guidebook: Birdoswald Roman Fort

At Birdoswald Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall there are almost 2000 years of history to discover.This guidebook includes a tour and history of the archaeological site and surrounding landscape plus full-colour maps plans eyewitness accounts and historic photographs.Key Features:48…

£4.00

Birdoswald Fort Stamp Collection

Birdoswald Fort Stamp Collection

Part of our exclusive range of English Heritage Stamps these stamps highlight some our famous properties throughout England. Our stamps make a great souvenir and can also be used to send postcards overseas from the UK see details below:Destination: Worldwide excluding UK and Channel Islands…

£6.25

Chesters Roman Fort Stamp Collection

Chesters Roman Fort Stamp Collection

Part of our exclusive range of English Heritage Stamps these stamps highlight some our famous properties throughout England. Our stamps make a great souvenir and can also be used to send postcards overseas from the UK see details below:Destination: Worldwide excluding UK and Channel Islands…

£6.25

Housteads Roman Fort Stamp Collection

Housteads Roman Fort Stamp Collection

Part of our exclusive range of English Heritage Stamps these stamps highlight some our famous properties throughout England. Our stamps make a great souvenir and can also be used to send postcards overseas from the UK see details below:Destination: Worldwide excluding UK and Channel Islands…

£6.25

Housesteads Roman Fort - the Grandest Station

Housesteads Roman Fort - the Grandest Station

…also large finds assemblages. In addition to shedding much light on the material culture of the fort's occupants and the structural and chronological relationships between various parts of the fort limited reinvestigation of Building XIV and excavatin of the east end of Building XV enabled…

£100.00

Le Toy Van Buccaneers Pirate Fort

Le Toy Van Buccaneers Pirate Fort

An exciting painted wooden pirate prison fort. The ideal accompaniment to a pirate ship and pirate range of Budkins. Features include pirate flags a crow's nest look out a rope-ladder lifting cargo winch an anchor a trap door with net a secret revolving door and a cannon. All securely presented…

£45.00

Guidebook: Chesters Roman Fort and the Clayton Museum

Guidebook: Chesters Roman Fort and the Clayton Museum

…Chesters Roman Fort – the home of the ala II Asturum (Second Asturian Cavalry Unit) for more than 200 years. Uncovered in a series of 19th-century excavations by the influential antiquary John Clayton and his descendants the remains of many of the key buildings of the Roman fort can be seen…

£4.00

Guidebook: Roman Corbridge: Fort, Town and Museum

Guidebook: Roman Corbridge: Fort, Town and Museum

…those of a town named Corstopitum in a list of Roman road routes a corruption of its true name: Coria. Coria or Corbridge began in about AD 86 as a fort guarding the Tyne crossing of the main invasion route into Scotland. It was garrisoned for almost 40 years before the building of Hadrian’s…

£3.50

Guidebook: Pevensey Castle

Guidebook: Pevensey Castle

Pevensey Castle has a long history. The Roman fort at Pevensey was built in the late third century and later served as one of the 'Saxon Shore' forts. After the Norman Conquest a castle with a strong keep was built within the ruined fort and the Roman wall repaired. The castle was besieged…

£3.00

Guidebook: Richborough and Reculver

Guidebook: Richborough and Reculver

…from Saxon and Frankish raiders prompted the building of a massive fort. A new Roman fort was also built at Reculver. Both were incorporated into the Saxon Shore - a chain of fortifications defending the coast. Together the two forts guarded either end of the Wantsum Channel. At the every end of the…

£3.50

Birdoswald

Birdoswald

…and turret 49b in the early 120s AD and a construction camp on the river promontory. These structures were replaced by a turf and timber fort and then a stone fort which underwent numerous additions and changes in the second to fourth centuries including periods of desertion and reoccupation.In the…

£30.00

Guidebook: Carlisle Castle

Guidebook: Carlisle Castle

Glowering over the city Carlisle Castle is built on the site of a Roman fort at a crucial location where roads to Scotland and across northern England meet. A military base for some 900 years it was the last castle to be besieged in England when the Duke of Cumberland overwhelmed Bonnie Prince…

£4.00

Hadrians Wall

Hadrians Wall

…the fort evidence fo the zoning of the extramural settlement has been found. To the south of the fort a settlement of timber buildings associated with Frisian-style Housesteads pottery is important. In the cemetery a complete cremation burial provides evidence for funerary practices.The western fort

£60.00

Guidebook: Portchester Castle

Guidebook: Portchester Castle

Portchester Castle’s remarkable history begins in the 3rd century when the Romans built a fort here to combat attacks by barbarian pirates.In the 5th century it was transformed into a Saxon stronghold or burgh to protect this part of the coast from Viking raids.After the Norman Conquest in…

£3.50

Roman Vindolanda Flavian Pendant

Roman Vindolanda Flavian Pendant

…in Northumberland. The jewellery was found in one of the Commanding Officer's residences in the Roman village situated close to the frontier fort of Vindolanda.The pendant makes a lovely keepsake gift for a special occasion and is the perfect present for anyone interested in ancient history.Key…

£20.00

Wax Tablet & Stylus

Wax Tablet & Stylus

During excavations at the Roman fort at Vindolanda Hadrian's Wall archaeologists uncovered some well preserved wax tablets in waterlogged ground. The tablets were made from a non-native wood and originally contained beeswax - which has long since disappeared. The writer would use the stylus to…

£30.00

Guidebook: Pendennis Castle and St Mawes Castle

Guidebook: Pendennis Castle and St Mawes Castle

The castles of Pendennis and St Mawes were built by King Henry VIII. They were part of a chain of coastal forts created when Spain and France threatened to invade England in the 16th century. For more than 400 years Pendennis Castle played a vital role in the defence of Cornwall seeing action during…

£4.00

Ribchester Helmet

Ribchester Helmet

…Lancashire. He discovered a mass of corroded metalwork which proved to be a hoard of Roman military equipment. Ribchester was a Roman cavalry fort and it is likely that the hoard was deposited under a barrack room floor at around 120AD. The helmet would have been worn by elite cavalry troopers…

£250.00

The Castles of Henry VIII

The Castles of Henry VIII

…Anticipating a foreign onslaught from Catholic Europe after his split from Rome Henry energetically began construction of more than 20 stone forts to protect England's major ports and estuaries.Aided by excellent illustrations Peter Harrington explores the departure from artillery-vulnerable…

£11.99

Guidebook: Deal Castle

Guidebook: Deal Castle

Deal Castle was one of a chain of coastal artillery forts built by Henry VIII to protect England against the threat of invasion by Spain and France. Along with Walmer and Sandown Castles it was designed to defend an important anchorage off the Kent coast known as 'the Downs'. Its flower-like…

£3.00

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