A HISTORY OF COALHOUSE FORT: ON GUARD FOR 555 YEARS
184pp., illus.in text. 2018. Strategically placed on the Essex peninsular, with a near 180-degree arc of fire across the bend in the River Thames, the original earthwork defences at Coalhouse Fort date back to 1402. Through the next two centuries further fortifications were built on the site, culminating with the current fort, which was constructed between 1861 and 1874 to defend the Thames from the French.