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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: Common opossum {Didelphis marsupialis} playing dead as defence strategy

Common opossum {Didelphis marsupialis} playing dead as defence strategy

Background imageDefence Collection: The Cambridgeshire Home Guard pictured during the Second World War, 1941

The Cambridgeshire Home Guard pictured during the Second World War, 1941

Background imageDefence Collection: Hurst Castle IC246_002

Hurst Castle IC246_002
HURST Castle, Hampshire. The Tudor fortress as it may have appeared at the time of completion in 1544. Reconstruction drawing by Drew Smith

Background imageDefence Collection: The Modern Boy front cover - Nelson polar bear attack

The Modern Boy front cover - Nelson polar bear attack
Front cover of The Modern Boy featuring an illustration showing Horatio Nelson when young fighting off an attack from a polar bear when his ship was frozen in ice in the Arctic. Date: 1932

Background imageDefence Collection: Thames Barrier, London 24994_024

Thames Barrier, London 24994_024
THAMES BARRIER, Woolwich Reach, London. Aerial view. A flood control structure built between 1974 and 1984 to help protect London from flooding

Background imageDefence Collection: Alton Castle IC183_001

Alton Castle IC183_001
Alton Castle, Staffordshire. Reconstruction drawing, by Peter Dunn, showing soldiers and archers approaching the thirteenth century gatehouse

Background imageDefence Collection: Peveril Castle DP175579

Peveril Castle DP175579
Peveril Castle, Market Place, Castleton, Derbyshire. Keep and Cavedale with Iron Age hillfort, Mam Tor, beyond. View from east

Background imageDefence Collection: RAF Fylingdales H820 / 0072

RAF Fylingdales H820 / 0072
RAF Fylingdales. Aerial photograph RAF Fylingdales Ballistic Missile Early Warning Site (BMEWS). The pyramid shaped structure is a solid-state phased-array radar (SSPAR)

Background imageDefence Collection: Aerial view - Groynes, Hengistbury Head, Christchurch Harbour, Dorset DW1958

Aerial view - Groynes, Hengistbury Head, Christchurch Harbour, Dorset DW1958
AW-6600 Aerial view - Groynes, Hengistbury Head, Christchurch Harbour Dorset. UK Adrian Warren Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageDefence Collection: Dover Castle Wartime Tunnels N110338

Dover Castle Wartime Tunnels N110338
DOVER CASTLE, Kent. The Secret Wartime Tunnels. The Repeater Station

Background imageDefence Collection: Portchester Castle J940487

Portchester Castle J940487
PORTCHESTER CASTLE, Hampshire. Reconstruction drawing by Alan Sorrell of the castle as it might have appeared in the 15th century

Background imageDefence Collection: St Catherines Castle N071979

St Catherines Castle N071979
ST CATHERINEs CASTLE, Cornwall. Aerial view. One of a pair of small artillery forts built by Henry VIII n the 1530s to defend Fowey Harbour, consisting of two storeys with gun ports at ground level

Background imageDefence Collection: Fort Brockhurst N060992

Fort Brockhurst N060992
FORT BROCKHURST, Gosport, Hampshire. Aerial view of the brick fort built in the 1860s to defend Portsmouth Harbour

Background imageDefence Collection: Cooling Buoys Icing the Gulf Stream to Chill the Enemy

Cooling Buoys Icing the Gulf Stream to Chill the Enemy
British U-boats in the Battle of the Atlantic, showing mine-like cooling-buoys armed with icing apparatus for lowing the Gulf Stream temperature and the morable! Date: 1941

Background imageDefence Collection: William Thompsons fight off Poole, Dorset, 30 May 1695

William Thompsons fight off Poole, Dorset, 30 May 1695. Thompson was a local fisherman whose fishing boat was fired on by a French privateer near the Isle of Purbeck

Background imageDefence Collection: Common eider duck (Somateria mollissima) female defending her nest from arctic fox

Common eider duck (Somateria mollissima) female defending her nest from arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus). Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen. June

Background imageDefence Collection: The Charge of the Light Brigade during the Battle of Balaclava, 1854. Artist: Hayes

The Charge of the Light Brigade during the Battle of Balaclava, 1854. Artist: Hayes
The Charge of the Light Brigade during the Battle of Balaclava, 1854. From a private collection

Background imageDefence Collection: Baconsthorpe Castle gatehouse IC201_003

Baconsthorpe Castle gatehouse IC201_003
Baconsthorpe Castle, Norfolk. Reconstruction drawing, by Jill Atherton, showing a cutaway of inner gatehouse from the south-east, as it appeared in the mid-15th century

Background imageDefence Collection: Veined octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) resting on top of the two halves of an old

Veined octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) resting on top of the two halves of an old clam shell on the sandy seabed. These octopus regularly carry pieces of shell so they can use them as protective

Background imageDefence Collection: Murmuration of Common starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) with Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Murmuration of Common starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) with Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) hunting them, The Netherlands, November

Background imageDefence Collection: Woman police officer in self-defence exercise

Woman police officer in self-defence exercise
Woman police officer (Moya Wood-Heath) taking part in a self-defence demonstration exercise at an outdoor event, watched by spectators. Date: circa early 1970s

Background imageDefence Collection: WW2 Poster -- Women of Britain Come Forward Now

WW2 Poster -- Women of Britain Come Forward Now
Women of Britain -- These scientific instruments demand nimble fingers and quick brains. Come Forward Now. Recruitment poster, Auxiliary Territorial Service

Background imageDefence Collection: Martello tower IC266_002

Martello tower IC266_002
Cut-away reconstruction drawing showing the internal arrangement of a typical two-storey Martello tower on the south-coast in the early 19th century, with soldiers drilling outside. Chris Evans, 1997

Background imageDefence Collection: Maiden Castle JEH_22044_027

Maiden Castle JEH_22044_027
Maiden Castle, Dorset. The largest Iron Age hillfort in Britain, currently managed by English Heritage. Photographed in September 1970 by Jim Hancock

Background imageDefence Collection: Pit Ponies in Retirement - Plum & Danny

Pit Ponies in Retirement - Plum & Danny with Alfred Brisco (Organising Secretary). Card issued on behalf of The National Equine Defence League. Date: circa late 1930s

Background imageDefence Collection: Rough-scaled Python - defensive posture - Australia - controlled conditions - One of the rarest

Rough-scaled Python - defensive posture - Australia - controlled conditions - One of the rarest snakes in the world
CAN-4288 Rough-scaled Python - defensive posture Australia Morelia carinata controlled conditions - One of the rarest snakes in the world - found in rainforest in Northwest Kimberley region of

Background imageDefence Collection: Parliament (Orszaghaz) through arches of Fishermens Bastion (Halaszbastya) at dusk

Parliament (Orszaghaz) through arches of Fishermens Bastion (Halaszbastya) at dusk, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Budapest, Hungary, Europe

Background imageDefence Collection: Chesters Roman Fort J900485

Chesters Roman Fort J900485
HADRIANs WALL: CHESTERS ROMAN FORT, Northumberland. Reconstruction drawing of aerial view of fort by Alan Sorrell

Background imageDefence Collection: Pickering Castle J890155

Pickering Castle J890155
PICKERING CASTLE, North Yorkshire. Motte and bailey (wooden castle). Reconstruction drawing by Simon Hayfield

Background imageDefence Collection: Hadrians Wall: Brunton Turret J880257

Hadrians Wall: Brunton Turret J880257
HADRIANs WALL: BRUNTON TURRET, Northumberland. Reconstruction drawing by Frank Gardiner (English Heritage Graphics Team)

Background imageDefence Collection: Peveril Castle N100487

Peveril Castle N100487
PEVERIL CASTLE, Derbyshire. Snow scene

Background imageDefence Collection: Hadrians Wall, Hotbank Crags J080009

Hadrians Wall, Hotbank Crags J080009
HADRIANs WALL, Northumberland. The path along Hotbank Crags at dawn, with Greenlee Lough in the distance. hadrian

Background imageDefence Collection: Hadleigh Castle engraving N070813

Hadleigh Castle engraving N070813
HADLEIGH CASTLE, Essex. The North view of Hadleigh Castle in the county of Essex by Samuel and Nathaniel Buck, 1738

Background imageDefence Collection: Tower of London J920328

Tower of London J920328
TOWER OF LONDON. Aerial reconstruction drawing. Tower of London, late twentieth century by Terry Ball (English Heritage Graphics Team)

Background imageDefence Collection: Housesteads Roman Fort N061000

Housesteads Roman Fort N061000
HADRIANs WALL: HOUSESTEADS FORT, Northumberland. Aerial view of the fort. hadrian

Background imageDefence Collection: Helmsley Castle J040007

Helmsley Castle J040007
HELMSLEY CASTLE, North Yorkshire. Reconstruction drawing by Philip Corke of the South Barbican in the 13th century

Background imageDefence Collection: Calshot Castle K860165

Calshot Castle K860165
CALSHOT CASTLE, Hampshire. Aerial view. This is one of the Henry VIII device forts on the Solent, protecting the mouth of Southampton Water

Background imageDefence Collection: Windsor Castle M991418

Windsor Castle M991418
WINDSOR CASTLE, Berkshire. View from Henry VIII Gateway towards Middle Ward

Background imageDefence Collection: Camber Castle K860170

Camber Castle K860170
CAMBER CASTLE, Winchelsea, East Sussex. Aerial view

Background imageDefence Collection: Henry VIII horse armoury DD97_00337

Henry VIII horse armoury DD97_00337
TOWER OF LONDON, Stepney, London. An interior view of the Horse Armoury from the east. There has always been an armoury at the Tower but this collection dates from the reign of Henry VIII

Background imageDefence Collection: Woolwich Dockyard engraving BB86_03871

Woolwich Dockyard engraving BB86_03871
Royal Naval Dockyard, Woolwich, London. This image of the dockyard at Woolwich was created in 1739 by Samuel and Nathaniel Buck. The dockyard was established in 1512-13 by Henry VIII

Background imageDefence Collection: Deal Castle engraving N070806

Deal Castle engraving N070806
DEAL CASTLE, Kent. North west view of Deal Castle in the county of Kent by Samuel and Nathaniel Buck, 1735

Background imageDefence Collection: Deal Castle K971004

Deal Castle K971004
DEAL CASTLE, Kent. Cannon on the outer bastions with the keep beyond

Background imageDefence Collection: Yarmouth Castle N071455

Yarmouth Castle N071455
YARMOUTH CASTLE, Isle of Wight. Aerial view

Background imageDefence Collection: Upnor Castle K960017

Upnor Castle K960017
UPNOR CASTLE, Kent. View of the castle from across the Medway

Background imageDefence Collection: Portchester Castle N071255

Portchester Castle N071255
PORTCHESTER CASTLE, Hampshire. The inner gatehouse bailey and keep. View across the bridge and moat

Background imageDefence Collection: Goodrich Castle N071063

Goodrich Castle N071063
GOODRICH CASTLE, Herefordshire. View from the keep showing the chapel and gatehouse below

Background imageDefence Collection: Deal Castle J940471

Deal Castle J940471
DEAL CASTLE, Kent. Reconstruction drawing of the castle as newly completed in 1540 by Alan Sorrell




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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 .