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Uncategorized | 21/08/2023

Nick Smith – Ramparts reveal remarkable history 

The ramparts in Le Quesnoy are an engineering marvel and a striking feature of the mediaeval French town. Constructed in the 16th Century to defend what was then the Spanish Netherlands, the ramparts were reinforced after the region was captured by France in 1654. King Louis XIV ordered his military engineer, Sébastien le Prestre de […]

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