William Jervois was a military engineer who rose to prominence as a result of Lord Palmerston’s extensive programme of fortification against a feared French invasion in the middle years of the nineteenth century. Ramparts of Empire is a detailed and engaging study of his life and works.
From Roman times to the eighteenth century, the South West of England was an example of the importance of matters of security and defence to a local society easily threatened by external and internal conflicts and tensions. These studies provide a series of vignettes illustrating perennial and enduring problems in the history of the British Isles.
Originally published in 1551, Hernán Chacón's Tractado de la Cauallería de la Gineta reflects an era of radical changes in the chivalresque-military world of renaissance Spain. This new paperback volume in the Exeter Hispanic Texts series provides a text in the original Spanish, edited and introduced in Spanish by Noel Fallows.