The British Empire and its effect on Plymouth

Paintings of Plymouth by John Charles Sartorius, 1787

These 1787 paintings show Plymouth before its breakwater was constructed. It was becoming a major dockyard but could be tricky and treacherous bringing sailing ships into the safety of the Hamoaze. The top picture shows the precarious jetty jutting out from under the Citadel.

Empire in Your Backyard: Plymouth Article

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by Stephen Luscombe