The Collection

The Great Siege, Gibraltar’s 14th and longest military siege, took place between June 1779 and February 1783. There are a great number of historical sites, fortifications and batteries dating to this period such as the King’s Bastion, Grand Battery, the Upper Galleries and the Northern Defences surviving today which make the study of this particular subject even more exciting and interesting.

This book, aimed at Key Stage 2 school children, breaks this critical episode in Gibraltar’s history into 10 easily digestible topics that will undoubtedly spur the reader into wanting to discover more about the other Sieges and the Gibraltar of this period. The book is further supported by an online teaching resource for use at home or within the classroom environment.

This web was published in 2015 by Pedro J. Cabezutto Publisher

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© Editor: Gibraltar Heritage Trust
Claire Montado, Chief Executive

© Main author: Keith Sheriff

© Publishing: Pedro J. Cabezutto Publisher

© Editorial design, illustrations and web: Juanjo Trujillo

A joint project between the Gibraltar Heritage Trust & the Department of Education

© Image Cover: The sortie made by the Garrison of Gibraltar, by John Trumbull, 1789.

ISBN-13: 978-1-919663-33-3

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