ISBN: 0 86025 490 9
The people of Essex have always felt
the need to defend their territory. This is traced from prehistoric
times, through the Roman invasion and Boudiccas rebellion
and its aftermath, to the Count of the Saxon Shore and the
defence against Angles, Saxons, Jutes and Vikings. After the
Norman Conquest and its castles came the Peasants Revolt
and then the mobilisation of the peasantry.
The English Civil Wars created havoc,
especially in the Colchester region and this was followed
by the Dutch incursions into the Thames. Next came the Napoleonic
threat and the Militias, evacuation plans and hurried defences.
There is a review of blockhouses, forts and armaments in general
and of the Regiments raised in or named after the county and
128 pages, 40 photographs, 5 maps
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