List of illustrations Notes on contributors Acknowledgements Abbreviations 1) Introduction - Stuart Bligh, Elizabeth Edwards and Sheila Sweetinburgh Part 1 Topography 2) Kent's Changing Coastal Landscape: A View across Space and Time (or "where the land meets the sea"!) - Chris Young Part II Defence 3) Defending the Kent coast - Roman to Anglo-Saxon - Keith Parfitt 4) The Maritime Defences of Kent from the Loss of Normandy to the Hundred Years' War - Adrian Jobson 5) To Defend the Coast - Chris Ware 6) Kent's Role in the National Defence Strategy, 1815 to 1865: Dockyards and Harbours in the Age of Steam - Andrew Lambert Part III Trade and Industry 7) Trade and Industry during the Roman Period - Elizabeth Blanning 8) Far-Fetched Treasures: The Maritime Networks of the Kingdom of Kent - Andrew Richardson 9) Maritime Trade and Industry in Medieval Kent - Maryanne Kowaleski 10) The Early Modern Period 1500-1700: Trade and Industry - Jane Andrewes 11) Maritime Kent: Trade and Industry since 1700 - David Killingray Part III Coastal Communities 12) Urban Privilege? The Advantages and Enjoyment of Cinque Ports Status in the Middle Ages - Gillian Draper 13) Empire, Race, and Diversifying Kent's History, c.1500-1840 - Ben Marsh and David Killingray 14) Maritime Communities in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Kent - Sandra Dunster 15) A Rich Diversity: Modern Kent Coastal Communities - Elizabeth Edwards Part IV Case Studies 16) The Political and Strategic Importance of the Port of Sandwich in the Later Middle Ages c.1340-1500 - Susan Rose 17) "Ready for to go to the Sea": maintaining Fishing Families in Late Medieval Hythe - Sheila Sweetinburgh 18Saints and Weirs: Late Medieval and Early Modern Communities within a Small Island Landscape in North Kent - Melanie Caiazza 19) Early Modern Thanet: An Open Society - Gill Wyatt 20) "Dost Thou Know Dover?": Locating Dover in the Early Modern Literary Imagination c.1500-1660 - Claire Bartram 21) "fat persons bathing whose appearance was most disgusting": Entertaining Thanet in the Age of Steam - Carolyn W. de la L. Oulton 22) Rhododendrons and Raids: Dover Naval Women's Daily Life and Emotions in 1918 - Jo Stanley 23) Afterword - Margarette Lincoln Bibliography Index
Stuart Bligh was formerly Head of Research at the National Maritime Museum and County Archivist for Kent. Sheila Sweetinburgh is a Principal Research Fellow in the Centre for Kent History and Heritage at Canterbury Christ Church University and editor of Early Medieval Kent, 800-1220 (Boydell, 2016) and Later Medieval Kent, 1220-1540 (Boydell, 2018). Stuart Bligh was formerly Head of Research at the National Maritime Museum and County Archivist for Kent. Andrew Lambert is Professor of War Studies at King's College, London and one of Britain's foremost maritime and naval historians. Sheila Sweetinburgh is a Principal Research Fellow in the Centre for Kent History and Heritage at Canterbury Christ Church University and editor of Early Medieval Kent, 800-1220 (Boydell, 2016) and Later Medieval Kent, 1220-1540 (Boydell, 2018). Elizabeth Edwards is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Kent and was from 1994-2007 Director of the Kentish Regional and Local History degree programme.
Maritime Kent is an academic work, [..] but many will find it contains interesting material. The success of some places and the misfortunes of others, past and current, provoke sober consideration. -- LOCAL HISTORIAN