Portland Castle

Portland Castle was part of King Henry VIIIs plan for defending England from French invasion.  The move was away from the classical huge scale castles and towards strings of defendable positions which were strategically placed to create crossfires and killing fields.  The castle at Portland was built during the mid-1500’s to create a crossfire withContinue reading “Portland Castle”

Verne High Angle Battery – Portland UK

Originally built in the 1800’s to defend against a French invasion, the Verne High Angle Battery sits on top of Portland in Dorset next to HMP The Verne. Although heavily modified during both World Wars, the layout and many of the earlier engravings are still present. The battery sits at the top of the hillContinue reading “Verne High Angle Battery – Portland UK”