In the first of two features on the Wars of the Three Kingdoms – of which the English Civil Wars were a part – Charlotte Hodgman talks to Professor John Morrill about eight places associated with the battles that took place across England, Scotland and Ireland from 1638–51
Henry II spent vast sums making Dover Castle the mightiest fortress in the land. Yet, as John Gillingham argues, he did so not to protect his realm but to save face following the murder of Thomas Becket
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