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Castle Builders

Series 1

Castle Builders

  • Master and Masons

    Discover the blood, sweat and vision that went into building Europe's earliest castles, from the nobles' plans to the craftsmen's practical know-how.

  • Siege and Storm

    The history of our colossal fortresses. Discover how castles fared under the attacks that they were built to withstand, including one of England's bloodiest sieges.

  • Dreams and Decoration

    The story of the castle. No longer siege-proof fortresses, castles became places of ceremony and fantasy - the rebuilt Windsor Castle being a notable example.