Dover Castle siege, 1216, (c1990-2010). Artist: Peter Dunn.

Dover Castle siege, 1216, (c1990-2010). Artist: Peter Dunn.

2-649-790 - Historic England/Heritage Images

Dover Castle siege, 1216, (c1990-2010). Reconstruction drawing of a trebuchet. Commanding the shortest sea crossing between England and the Continent, Dover Castle was a vital strategic and communication lynch-pin in the empire of the Angevin kings of England. in 1216, The castle successfully resisted a major siege directed personally by Prince Louis of France during his near-successful invasion of England. He had some success breaching the walls, but was unable ultimately to take the castle.

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People Information

  1. Peter Dunn, attributed to: British: Artist
People Related
  1. King Louis VIII: French: King
  2. King Henry II: British; English: King

Geographic Hierarchy

World Europe United Kingdom England Kent Dover

  1. 51 08 00 N , 001 18 00 E

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History & Politics War & Military Wars, Battles & Events

Locations & Buildings Castles

History & Politics War & Military Wartime

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Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 4947x3533
File Size : 51,205kb


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