Bucklers Hard

Bucklers Hard lies beside the river on the Beaulieu estate in the New Forest. Here, on the river bank, many of the great fighting ships of Nelson's navy were built using New Forest oaks. These include the 'Swiftsure' and the 'Euryalus' which appear in the 'Boney' chapter of SARUM. The story of this eighteenth century shipyard is told in the 'Albion Park' chapter of THE FOREST.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
Only one man was allowed to live in the royal palace of China, known as the Forbidden City: the emperor. All the other inhabitants were either women - wives, concubines or servants - or the famous palace eunuchs. Nearly all eunuchs were castrated when they were still only boys. But there were just a few who chose to be castrated after they became men, and even had children of their own. They did it for the money. 




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