Hurst Castle is an artillery fort established by Henry VIII on the Hurst Spit in Hampshire, between 1541 and 1544. It formed part of the King’s Device programme to protect against invasion from France and the Holy Roman Empire, and defended the western entrance to the Solent waterway. Antique copper-plate engraving of Hurst Castle, Hampshire. Dated in the plate 20 May 1784. Size of engraved area approx 5x6ins. Guaranteed a genuine antique print.