The British Empire and its effect on Plymouth


Devil's Point Blockhouse


This blockhouse was built at the time of Henry VIII and is still in place. It was part of the upgrading of defences in response to his campaigns against the French. It was the first part of the defences of Plymouth paid for from Royal coffers rather than from municipal funds. Henry VIII was flush with money from the dissolution of monasteries and used much of the proceeds to upgrade the defences of his kingdom. Location


Empire in Your Backyard: Plymouth Article




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