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By Anthony Lane

Made well-known by way of its place, the port of Dover has proved of serious value to the state in battle and peace over many centuries. A Roman stronghold, it grew to become a big Cinque Port after the Norman Conquest. Following the homicide of Thomas Beckett at Canterbury in 1170, it turned a spot of transit for lots of pilgrims, encouraging Henry II to enhance the notable fort we all know at the present time. Henry VIII and Elizabeth I made nice efforts to enhance the usually threatened harbour, the place, in 1660, Charles II lower back to Dover to re-establish the monarchy. some time past, in peacetime, town welcomed monarchs and statesmen from around the globe who arrived through sea. The Admiralty Grand Harbour supplied a base for the Dover Patrol and a receiving station for greater than one million wounded within the First global struggle. equally, in 1940, the foremost a part of the British military chickening out from Dunkirk used to be landed at Dover. This hugely illustrated publication describes the improvement of the harbour over the past 500 years and its linked delivery actions, advertisement and naval, relatively the cross-Channel ferries, that have significantly elevated in measurement and quantity in recent years to cater for the big variety of passengers, vehicles and vehicles which these days move to and from France. Dover continues to be at the entrance Line in street communications with Europe.

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