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This is one of the fortresses built around the English coast on the orders of King Henry VIII to protect the country against...

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Photographer: © Ian Mclean (Gallery)(17th February 2015)

Southsea Cstle

Southsea Castle (early in its history also known as Chaderton castle[1] ) is one of Henry VIII's Device Forts, also known as Henrician Castles. It was built in 1544 on the waterfront at the southern end of Portsea Island, an area that later became named Southsea after the castle. The castle was built to guard the eastern entrance to the Solent and entrance to Portsmouth Harbour. Henry VIII watched the Mary Rose sink from near this location. English Heritage have designated it a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

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Exposure Program: Unknown: 0, Focal length: 86 mm, ISO: 220, Exposure time: 1/1000 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: April 7, 2013, 12:22 pm
ImageID:1195363, Image size: 1483 x 957 pixels

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Comment by rustyruth(18th February 2015)

Great shot and. Very interesting narrative.

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Comment by Martin Humphreys(22nd February 2015)

Like this one ... good info too

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