Author Results for Rev. J.R. Powell

The Siege of the Downs Castles in 1648

By Rev. J.R. Powell

The author gives his sources and elucidates the very volatile situation which made it imperative for Parliament to capture the castles which dominated the Downs, the anchorage inside the Goodwin Sands.  Colonel Rich first besieged and captured Walmer Castle, despite intermittent attempts to succour it from the sea.  He then took Deal Castle, even resisting […] Read More

Filed under: English Civil War | English Channel
Subjects include: Logistics | Strategy & Diplomacy