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  • Secrets of the Castle

    Discover the secrets of the skilled communities who built medieval castles in the 13th century, from the making of tools to the erection of timber scaffolding on the castle walls.

  • Secrets of the Castle

    Join a medieval construction project in France and discover the secrets of 13th century castles. The team help build a spectacular limestone window for the chapel.

Episode guide

Secrets of the Castle

Series 1

Secrets of the Castle

  • Secrets of the Castle

    A chance to find out how medieval castles were built, as Ruth Goodman, Peter Ginn and Tom Pinfold revisit the 13th century. Hear how medieval stonemasons made spiral staircases.

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  • Secrets of the Castle

    Revisit the 13th century to hear about the ingenious features that medieval castle builders devised in order to withstand attack - a legacy of bloody crusades and dynastic tussles.

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  • Secrets of the Castle

    Enter the surprisingly colourful world of medieval interior design as the castle construction continues. Peter and Tom render and limewash the inside walls of a guard tower.

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  • Secrets of the Castle

    Discover the secrets of the skilled communities who built medieval castles in the 13th century, from the making of tools to the erection of timber scaffolding on the castle walls.

  • Secrets of the Castle

    Join a medieval construction project in France and discover the secrets of 13th century castles. The team help build a spectacular limestone window for the chapel.