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THE PALMERSTON FORTS OR CASEMATES

THE PALMERSTON FORTS OR CASEMATES

The 2nd French Empire under Louis-Napoleon III had succeeded the 2nd French Republic in 1851. His foreign policy was to reassert French influence and he allied with Britain against the Russians in the Crimean War. However after that, from 1856, he saw Prussia as the...
THE 1850’s AND THE CRIMEAN WAR

THE 1850’s AND THE CRIMEAN WAR

After the botched attempt to diversify into brandy smuggling and national scandal involving Lieutenant Harris, Captain Hort and their fathers the rest of the 1850’s was quite eventful though for a number of different reasons including the reorganisation of the...
1846 DEFENCE UPGRADE OF THE ISLAND

1846 DEFENCE UPGRADE OF THE ISLAND

Way back as part of the plans for the 1780 upgrade one of the foremost architects of the day, James Wyatt who designed a number of Oxford Colleges, the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst and the Royal Arsenal and Military Barracks at Woolwich submitted plans for the...