State Building through Building for the State: Foreign and Domestic Expertise in Tudor Fortification

@article{Walton2010StateBT,
  title={State Building through Building for the State: Foreign and Domestic Expertise in Tudor Fortification},
  author={Steven A. Walton},
  journal={Osiris},
  year={2010},
  volume={25},
  pages={66 - 84}
}
  • S. Walton
  • Published 1 January 2010
  • History
  • Osiris
Fortification became a geometrical science throughout the sixteenth century, and England struggled with where to find men expert in this new art to build or remodel its defenses. After initially importing and relying on Continental experts under Henry VIII, a tense arrangement, the state later turned to domestic experts who gained experience and hence expertise in the Dutch Wars at the end of the century. Investigating the men to whom the English state turned for fortification expertise, and… 
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