Given the immense time, labour and costs involved in constructing defensive works, it is surprising that decisive action occurred so rarely around or about them. T.H. McGuffe looks at how the appeal of military fortifications faded with time.
T.H. McGuffe describes how the mounted lancer and the pike-bearing infantryman have appeared on European battlefields from classical times until within living memory.
T.H. McGuffe describes the history of fire-arms, from the fourteenth century onwards, considering their uses and effectiveness in war, in sport, and for display.
T.H. McGuffe describes the invasion, and subsequent hurried retreat, of England during the Jacobite Rebellion.
T.H. McGuffe analyses the failure of Admiral Byng to relieve the besieged British forces against French onslaught.