Bar inside a martello tower, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
View of a stylish circular bar which was built inside a martello tower at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. Martello towers were small defensive forts, several of which were built along the British coast during the 19th century.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/The Pete Frost Collection
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Hadrians Wall - near Crag Lough
Hadrian's Wall (Vallum Aelium, Roman Wall, Pict's Wall, Vallum Hadriani) - near Crag Lough, an inland lake at the southern edge of Northumberland National Park - a defensive fortification in the Roman province of Britannia, begun in 122 AD in the reign of Emperor Hadrian. It stretched from the banks of the River Tyne near the North Sea in the east to the Solway Firth on the Irish Sea in the west, and formed the northern limit of the Roman Empire. Date: circa 1930s
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Syria. Aleppo. The Citadel
Syria. Aleppo. The Citadel. Medieval fortified palace in the centre of the old city. The majority of the construction as it stands today is thought to originate from the Ayyubid period. 13th-15th centuries.
© Thaliastock / Mary Evans
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