9 things you might not know about the Solent forts

As the home of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth has one of the most intriguing histories of British cities. The defence of the area has long been seen as key to the country '“ as the Victorian forts dotted around the city show.

Saturday, 7th July 2018, 3:37 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th July 2018, 6:43 pm
Spitbank Fort. Picture: Shaun Roster

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Although their tales are widely known, here are a few facts which you might not know about their history.