The French Attack on Portsmouth, 1545 by C T Witherby, author of The Battle of Bonchurch. King Henry VIII was at war with France, the English fleet was hard pressed, and an attack was feared on Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. This account describes the events of that summer, including the French landings at Sandown Bay, Bonchurch and Bembridge. Edited by Violetta Vokes
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