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South Sea Castle, Hants

South Sea Castle, Hants

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1749

Shelfmark: Ktop XIV

Item number: 70

Genre: Topographical Drawing

Southsea Castle was built by Henry VIII in 1544, part of a series of fortifications designed to defend the south coast from invasion by the French or Spanish. Henry's flagship, the Mary Rose, was sunk off the coast near the castle.

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