by John Speed c.1610
The lack of good roads in Sussex made it somewhat isolated despite its closeness to London. The Sussex Coast had a scarcity of good anchorages. Despite this natural protection Sussex has been the focus of invasion by the French and other enemies. The Norman's started the last successful invasion of England at Hastings in 1066.
There are many fortified castles and houses in Sussex and many of the towns such as Hastings and Chichester . .
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. . had perimeter walls for their protection. A series of beacons were kept on the coast as warning signals against future invasion. These are clearly marked on the old map of Sussex.