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"Unyielding Defences: From Hadrian's Wall to Kenilworth Castle, the Art of Protection" Hadrian's Wall J940488: Standing tall for centuries

Background imageDefence Collection: Clitheroe Castle 33168_047

Clitheroe Castle 33168_047
Clitheroe Castle, Lancashire. 12th century enlosure castle with a keep and bailey. Now used as a museum

Background imageDefence Collection: Nunney Castle engraving N070775

Nunney Castle engraving N070775
NUNNEY CASTLE, Somerset. North east view of Nunye Castle in the county of Somerset by Samuel and Nathaniel Buck, 1733

Background imageDefence Collection: Hadrians Wall J940488

Hadrians Wall J940488
HADRIANs WALL: WALLTOWN CRAGS, Northumberland. Reconstruction drawing by Alan Sorrell. hadrian

Background imageDefence Collection: Portchester Castle K991184

Portchester Castle K991184
PORTCHESTER CASTLE, Hampshire. View across the site and Portchester Harbour from the top of the keep

Background imageDefence Collection: Defence of Chateau de Hougoumont - Battle of Waterloo

Defence of Chateau de Hougoumont - Battle of Waterloo
Defence of the Chateau de Hougoumont by the flank company, Coldstream GuardsWatercolour by Denis Dighton, 1815Associated with Napoleonic Wars

Background imageDefence Collection: Kenilworth Castle J980114

Kenilworth Castle J980114
KENILWORTH CASTLE, Warwickshire. Aerial view reconstruction drawing of the castle in Tudor times by Ivan Lapper

Background imageDefence Collection: Hadrians Wall J080005

Hadrians Wall J080005
HADRIANs WALL, Northumberland. Cuddys Crags, near turret 37A. The morning light illuminates the wall with Broomlee Lough in the distance. hadrian

Background imageDefence Collection: Hadrians Wall N070307

Hadrians Wall N070307
HADRIANs WALL, Northumberland. View looking west from Shield on the Wall. Sheep grazing at sunset. hadrian

Background imageDefence Collection: Scarborough Castle J870079

Scarborough Castle J870079
SCARBOROUGH CASTLE, North Yorkshire. View of the castle across the bay

Background imageDefence Collection: Maiden Castle J870379

Maiden Castle J870379
MAIDEN CASTLE, Dorset. Aerial view reconstruction drawing by Paul Birkbeck

Background imageDefence Collection: Roman latrine J000112

Roman latrine J000112
HADRIANs WALL: HOUSESTEADS ROMAN FORT (VERCOVICIUM), Northumberland. A reconstruction drawing of the interior of the latrines by Philip Corke. hadrian

Background imageDefence Collection: Segedunum Roman Fort J960244

Segedunum Roman Fort J960244
HADRIANs WALL, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear. Segedunum Roman Fort. An aerial view reconstruction drawing by Peter Dunn, English Heritage Graphics Team. hadrian

Background imageDefence Collection: Thames Barrier on River Thames and Canary Wharf in the background, London, England

Thames Barrier on River Thames and Canary Wharf in the background, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageDefence Collection: Bamburgh Castle K021974

Bamburgh Castle K021974
BAMBURGH CASTLE, Northumberland. General view of the castle and beach

Background imageDefence Collection: Three Castles. Deal, Walmer and Sandown J920039

Three Castles. Deal, Walmer and Sandown J920039
WALMER CASTLE, Kent. " Three Castles". Unknown artist. Painting of Deal, Walmer and Sandown Castles during late 17th century

Background imageDefence Collection: Housesteads Roman Fort J930498

Housesteads Roman Fort J930498
HADRIANs WALL, HOUSESTEADS ROMAN FORT, Northumberland. Reconstruction drawing by Alan SORRELL

Background imageDefence Collection: Hadrians Wall J080008

Hadrians Wall J080008
HADRIANs WALL, Northumberland. Hotbank Crags, near turret 37B. View from atop the wall out across the mist enshrouded Crag Lough beneath Highshields Crags. hadrian

Background imageDefence Collection: Framlingham Castle K971834

Framlingham Castle K971834
FRAMLINGHAM CASTLE, Suffolk. View looking East towards the castle from across the mere. Poppies in the foreground

Background imageDefence Collection: Tower of London & Tower Bridge 21766_20

Tower of London & Tower Bridge 21766_20
TOWER OF LONDON, TOWER BRIDGE & GREATER LONDON AUTHORITY BUILDING, London. Aerial view. The new Greater London Authority offices, designed by Foster & Partners, 1998-2002

Background imageDefence Collection: Pickering Castle J850151

Pickering Castle J850151
PICKERING CASTLE, North Yorkshire. Reconstruction of castle in the early 13th century. Wooden keep & walls replaced by stone

Background imageDefence Collection: Dover Castle K970010

Dover Castle K970010
DOVER CASTLE, Kent. View of the cliff, castle, lighthouse and church from the sea

Background imageDefence Collection: Europe at night

Europe at night, satellite image. North is at top. Yellow lights mark the major cities and population areas, showing a clearly delineated Mediterranean coast

Background imageDefence Collection: British WWII poster

British WWII poster
Help Britain Finish the Job! - wartime poster drumming up support for British forces, illustrated by five soldiers manning an anti-aircraft gun for defence of the coast

Background imageDefence Collection: Flag of the Scottish Covenanters

Flag of the Scottish Covenanters
The Flag of the Scottish Covenanters. They were Presbyterians sworn to defend their religion, part of a Protestant effort to seize power in Scotland against the English

Background imageDefence Collection: Roman infantry practising combat J050053

Roman infantry practising combat J050053
HADRIANs WALL: BIRDOSWALD ROMAN FORT, Cumbria. Reconstruction drawing by Philip Corke of Roman auxiliary infantry practising combat in the Drill Hall. hadrian

Background imageDefence Collection: Iron-age British Camp hill fort and the Malvern Hills in autumn, Great Malvern, Worcestershire

Iron-age British Camp hill fort and the Malvern Hills in autumn, Great Malvern, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageDefence Collection: Sherborne Old Castle J960261

Sherborne Old Castle J960261
SHERBORNE OLD CASTLE, Dorset. The castle as it may have appeared in the mid-fourteenth century under the ownership of Robert Wyvil, Bishop of Salisbury

Background imageDefence Collection: Seascape with Dover Castle K940794

Seascape with Dover Castle K940794
WALMER CASTLE, Kent. " Seascape with Dover Castle". Artist unknown. Early 18th century

Background imageDefence Collection: Lindisfarne Castle N080248

Lindisfarne Castle N080248
LINDISFARNE CASTLE, Holy Island, Northumberland. Decaying fishing boat with the castle in the background - monochrome

Background imageDefence Collection: Bamburgh at sunset N080247

Bamburgh at sunset N080247
BAMBURGH CASTLE, Northumberland. The coastal castle viewed from the beach, silhouetted against a setting sun

Background imageDefence Collection: Bamburgh Castle J070053

Bamburgh Castle J070053
BAMBURGH CASTLE, Northumberland. Storm clouds hover above the castle and sand dunes

Background imageDefence Collection: Pendennis Castle N070693

Pendennis Castle N070693
PENDENNIS CASTLE, Falmouth, Cornwall. Aerial view of castle and surrounding coastline

Background imageDefence Collection: Dunstanburgh Castle K021964

Dunstanburgh Castle K021964
DUNSTANBURGH CASTLE, Northumberland. View of the castle with rocks and sea in the foreground

Background imageDefence Collection: Warwick Castle K991541

Warwick Castle K991541
WARWICK CASTLE, Warwick, Warwickshire. A view of the castle from the east with River Avon in the foreground

Background imageDefence Collection: Upnor Castle staircase K951095

Upnor Castle staircase K951095
UPNOR CASTLE, Upper Upnor, Kent. Interior detail of the circular / spiral staircase leading down to the water bastion

Background imageDefence Collection: Pendennis Castle engraving N070777

Pendennis Castle engraving N070777
PENDENNIS CASTLE, Falmouth, Cornwall. North east view of Pendennis Castle in the county of Cornwall by Samuel and Nathaniel Buck 1734

Background imageDefence Collection: St Mawes Castle N070912

St Mawes Castle N070912
ST MAWES CASTLE, Cornwall. View from the sea looking towards the castle

Background imageDefence Collection: Kenilworth Castle K981291

Kenilworth Castle K981291
KENILWORTH CASTLE, Warwickshire. General view from the South West at sunset

Background imageDefence Collection: Lindisfarne Castle K011703

Lindisfarne Castle K011703
LINDISFARNE CASTLE, Holy Island, Northumberland. View of the castle with fields in the foreground

Background imageDefence Collection: Old Sarum K000139

Old Sarum K000139
OLD SARUM, Wiltshire. Aerial view

Background imageDefence Collection: Kenilworth Castle J900445

Kenilworth Castle J900445
KENILWORTH CASTLE, Warwickshire. A view from the south with cattle / cows grazing in the foreground

Background imageDefence Collection: The South Wales Borderers at the Defence of Rorkes Drift, South Africa, Zulu War

The South Wales Borderers at the Defence of Rorkes Drift, South Africa, Zulu War, 1879 (colour litho)
980957 The South Wales Borderers at the Defence of Rorkes Drift, South Africa, Zulu War, 1879 (colour litho) by English School

Background imageDefence Collection: Prague Castle on the skyline and the Charles Bridge over the River Vltava

Prague Castle on the skyline and the Charles Bridge over the River Vltava, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe

Background imageDefence Collection: Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle. This castle is situated on a basalt outcrop on the Northumbrian coast, England. The castle was first constructed in the 11th century by the Normans

Background imageDefence Collection: Portchester Castle N071247

Portchester Castle N071247
PORTCHESTER CASTLE, Hampshire. Viewed from across the estuary showing the keep

Background imageDefence Collection: Hadrians Wall: Sycamore Gap J080007

Hadrians Wall: Sycamore Gap J080007
HADRIANs WALL, Northumberland. Steel Rigg, by Milecastle 39. The wall winds past a mature Sycamore tree, close to a well, with large foreground rock and blue sky. hadrian

Background imageDefence Collection: ?Army. Protecting Britain?s future?, 1993

?Army. Protecting Britain?s future?, 1993.Colour photolithograph recruiting poster, published by Ministry of Defence, 1993. Date: 1993

Background imageDefence Collection: Gloster Gladiator

Gloster Gladiator
The last of Britains biplane fighters, it entered service in 1937 and took part in World War Two, notably in the defence of Malta, though quite outclassed by its opponents




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"Unyielding Defences: From Hadrian's Wall to Kenilworth Castle, the Art of Protection" Hadrian's Wall J940488: Standing tall for centuries, this ancient fortification symbolizes the strength and resilience of Roman defence. Deceiving the invader as to the state of the tide: Crafty tactics employed by coastal defenders throughout history, using nature itself as a weapon against would-be invaders. Defence of Chateau de Hougoumont - Battle of Waterloo: Witnessing fierce resistance within its walls, this historic chateau became an emblem of unwavering defence during one of Europe's most decisive battles. Portchester Castle K991184: A formidable stronghold overlooking Portsmouth Harbour, Portchester Castle has guarded England's shores for over nine centuries. Tower of London & Tower Bridge 21766_20: The iconic duo that has watched over London since medieval times – a testament to enduring protection and steadfast guardianship. Iron-age British Camp hill fort and the Malvern Hills in autumn, Great Malvern, Worcestershire: Nature intertwines with ancient defences in this breathtaking landscape where history meets beauty. Thames Barrier on River Thames and Canary Wharf in the background, London, England: An engineering marvel designed to protect London from devastating floods while showcasing modern defensive strategies against nature's fury. Roman latrine J000112: Even mundane structures like latrines played their part in safeguarding Roman forts by maintaining hygiene standards essential for troop health and morale. Bamburgh Castle K021974: Perched atop a rugged Northumberland cliffside, Bamburgh Castle stands as both a historical treasure trove and an impregnable fortress guarding England's northeastern coast. Housesteads Roman Fort J930498 along Hadrian’s Wall J080005 .