Episode guide

Castles: Britain's Fortified History

Series 1

Castles: Britain's Fortified History

  • Instruments of Invasion

    Discover the story of Britain's castles, from the Norman conquest in 1066 to the longest siege on English soil at Kenilworth Castle some 200 years later.

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  • Kingdom of Conquest

    Exploring Britain's history through its fortifications. Hear about the English ruler who left an indelible mark on the castle: the Plantagenet king, Edward I.

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  • Defence of the Realm

    Historian Sam Willis traces the story of Britain's castles and their role in British history. During the Wars of the Roses, a new threat emerged - the cannon.

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